View Full Version : Failing to Copy Files

11-18-2006, 02:31 PM

I am trying to make a bootable copy of my Powerbook's hard drive using the "Backup - all files" setting to my LaCie 160 GB firewire external hard drive. I want to do this so that I can boot from the LaCie drive after I upgrade the Powerbook's hard drive. In preparation, I zeroed out and erased all of the data on the LaCie drive.

When I attempt to clone my Powerbook's hard drive, I get an error about 4 minutes into the copying process saying, "failed to copy files from Macintosh HD to LaCie hard drive."

Is there anything that I am doing wrong? Can anyone help?

Here is the section of the log file where it fails:

Scripts/Standard Scripts/Backup - all files.dset
| 12:14:44 PM | Info | /
| 12:14:47 PM | Info | /cores
| 12:14:47 PM | Info | /usr
| 12:16:25 PM | Info | WARNING: Caught I/O exception(5): Input/output error
| 12:16:25 PM | Info | WARNING: Source: /usr/lib/libwx_macud-, lstat(): 0
| 12:16:25 PM | Info | WARNING: Target: /Volumes/LaCie 160 GB Hard Drive/usr/lib/libwx_macud-, lstat(): 0
| 12:16:25 PM | Info | Attempting to copy file using copyfile().
| 12:17:58 PM | Info | Attempting to copy file using ditto.
| 12:18:41 PM | Error | ditto: /usr/lib/./libwx_macud- Input/output error

11-18-2006, 02:58 PM
Take a look at the Troubleshooting section of the User's Guide -- it covers I/O errors in some detail and should help you resolve this problem.

Note that, since this seems to be in a system file, you're likely going to have to Archive and Install OSX to get around the problem...

Hope that helps!

11-19-2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks a lot for the advice. I ended up needing to do a archive-install. It worked, though, and I was able to use SuperDuper! to clone my hard drive. Thanks, again.

11-19-2006, 06:56 PM
Glad that took care of it!