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littleb2005
04-23-2006, 07:35 AM
after running superduper and backing it up to a read only image i seem to have links to 3 folders

/etc
/tmp
/var

if i delete them they come back after i repair permissions any ideas

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http://chiddy.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/sd.tiff

dnanian
04-23-2006, 10:03 AM
Yes: these are normal, critical system folders you definitely want: please don't delete them!

There are a number of folders that Finder hides dynamically, even if they don't have hidden attributes. These three are some (as are /dev, /bin and many others).

littleb2005
04-25-2006, 07:54 AM
Yes: these are normal, critical system folders you definitely want: please don't delete them!

There are a number of folders that Finder hides dynamically, even if they don't have hidden attributes. These three are some (as are /dev, /bin and many others).

ok but should they be on the drive that been cloned aka say i restore the image using disk utility to one of my partitions should the links to /etc
/var and /tmp be there i can understand them being on the disk image but not the drive that cloned

Herbert Schulz
04-25-2006, 10:52 AM
Howdy,

Since you can actually boot from the cloned drive it must have everything that is needed by the system. Note: if you do boot from that drive those directories will be dynamically hidden on that drive so it will ``look'' exactly like your original boot drive.

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz

littleb2005
04-25-2006, 06:32 PM
Howdy,

Since you can actually boot from the cloned drive it must have everything that is needed by the system. Note: if you do boot from that drive those directories will be dynamically hidden on that drive so it will ``look'' exactly like your original boot drive.

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz

the folders links i listed are not hidden though even know they should be i going to reclone later and will post back later if it happen again