View Full Version : Protecting cloned disk?

01-26-2006, 12:40 PM
I'm thinking about setting a system in which I would clone an internal SATA drive in my Powermac G5 to an external FireWire drive using SuperDuper. The cloning would happen very often (sometimes almost daily) but not in a regular fashion, i.e. scheduling probably wouldn't be the optimal way. The thing I'm worrying about in this setup is that I'd have to start these cloning processes manually (which is essentially error-prone) and the worst case scenario would of course be that I cloned accidentally vice versa from FW disk back to SATA losing all new work. I mean if you have intensively worked several hours on something and after that you might be quite unfocused the possibility of such user error might not be that far-fetched...

So, I'm wondering, would it be possible to set up somekind of a backup "scheme", specifying the origin and destination drives, which would then be password locked, for example, or even better, would there be a way to protect the original disk, so that SuperDuper actually never wrote anything to that disk.



01-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Well, you can save your backup "settings", and then just run SuperDuper! by double-clicking the settings, GF. That would always load things the way you set them up, and you'd only need to click "Start Copying".

That should do it. It doesn't password protect, but you'd have to try pretty hard to mess up...

01-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. That sounds fine enough, the password is indeed an overkill as just anything that prevents me from changing those setting by accident will do the trick. :)

Just one more question, which is totally unrelated, I was just wondering does the fact that the drive I'm going backup uses a case sensitive file system (Mac OS extended, journaled) cause any complications?


01-26-2006, 03:19 PM
No, that should be fine as of v2.0, GF.