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G.F.
12-03-2006, 09:13 AM
I'm wondering whether it is possible to run SD as a non-admin user without any admin-level authentication. The reason is this: I have a separate disk volume for work files (it doesn't contain any system files, or anything that only admin group members would have access to) which I'd like to backup to a clone volume which is on a second HD in my G5. So, I'd like to create an account, which would have only reading rights to the original volume and full rights to the clone volume, and then run SD under this account (without any additional privileges) to prevent the possibility of running the backup to the wrong direction by accident.

dnanian
12-03-2006, 10:48 AM
Sorry, no, that's not possible. But we can't run the backup in the wrong direction: we explicitly disallow copy to the startup volume.

G.F.
12-03-2006, 12:58 PM
Sorry, no, that's not possible. But we can't run the backup in the wrong direction: we explicitly disallow copy to the startup volume.

OK. But the source volume is not the startup volume, it's a separate volume dedicated only to my work files, which could be made completely readable (in terms of privileges) to the backup account.

Saving the SD settings as a file and triggering the backup process by double clicking the file (which you've suggested in order to prevent this kind of accidents) is usually fine, I was just thinking how I could make this completely idiot proof in an elegant way, for example when I need to alter the settings regularly.

dnanian
12-03-2006, 01:09 PM
Ah, sorry. But, it's still not possible... but settings certainly should help. No, it can't always prevent problems if you're not paying attention... but it sounds like you *do* pay attention... :)