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Liberato
05-04-2006, 08:17 PM
OK. I just bought and registered. Used it to clone a bootable b/u of my HD. Now I want to b/u other folders from other partitions, it wants to erase what I have just spent an hour backing up. Am I going to have to use SuperDuper for "volume" backups and Carbon Copy Cloner for "folder" back-ups. This seems silly! Are non-bootable files ok for a straight drag and drop? Does anyone understand what I am asking??? - Frank/Liberato

dnanian
05-04-2006, 09:42 PM
You can back up folders by using either "Copy Newer" or "Copy Different". But, in general, I strongly suggest using a separate destination for each source volume so you can use Smart Update, and make things much easier to restore should the occasion present itself.

mtofias
05-23-2006, 10:58 AM
is there anyway to speed up sd! ?

now that i have my clone on an external drive, i sorta want some mission critical files on my ipod and maybe a networked drive at work too and then keep these files frequently updated with smart copy.

but when i wrote a script to exclude all but a test folder, it seemed that sd! still searched through my 500,000 files just to copy the 10mb test folder.

any suggestions?

dnanian
05-23-2006, 11:27 AM
At present, we always scan the entire drive: there's no way to "short circuit" the scan. But we're pretty fast when scanning -- even when copying data, I can scan 3x that amount of data in about 10 minutes...

mypointofview
05-23-2006, 04:49 PM
Liberato, I understand perfectly your question. I too have the same problem. I found that while SuperDuper! is perfect for a full backup of my drive, it's not really easy to use for backing up those little important daily folders...

I recommend SynchupX from Freeride coding (http://freeridecoding.net/en/02SYNCUPX) as a junior partner app to SuperDuper!. It has the same simplicty as SuperDuper! and is in no way a "competitor" to SuperDuper! -- in my point of view - I hope Dave will agree :rolleyes:

Sincerely, Martin.