View Full Version : Closing all applications during a backup

08-07-2006, 04:42 PM
I am new to SuperDuper and very happy with it. I searched well the entire guide and consult many threads of the Forum while i made my first tries.
I learned well, but of course, i miss some points.

This is a first one... (i observed your great availability!)

You suggest that we should close all applications before a backup. More, log out of our account and then log back in with Shift key held down to prevent any starup items from running (User's Guide p. 5). Is it realy important and how can we do that with schedule backups?

And by the way, i don't know why my screen saver does't work during my backups and the screen activity is not suspended as normaly.

08-07-2006, 05:08 PM
It's not super critical to quit all applications, but you really want to try to keep your amount of activity to a minimum. And, database-based applications like Entourage, for example, should be quit.

We prevent your screen saver from working during a copy because it can slow down the copy operation -- and some write a lot of log information to some files which can cause problems.

08-07-2006, 05:35 PM
Well for the screen saver, but my true worry is the activity of the screen with a fixed display during many hours.

Thanks a lot.

08-07-2006, 05:36 PM
Your display should be fine... you can always turn its power off, should you need to.