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12-03-2006, 09:19 PM
I'm running into some trouble backing up my MacintoshHD since moving my /Users directory to another hard drive. I can back up /Users which is now on a hard drive named Data without any problems but when I try to back up my Macintosh HD, which contains OSX and apps (everything except for /Users) the back up hangs. I tried writing a script to ignore /Users but the back up would still hang. I'm guessing that SD is hanging because it can't find the /users directoty. Is there a workaround?

12-04-2006, 12:33 AM
A missing Users folder wouldn't cause a problem. Are you sure it's hanging and not just copying something large?

To check, get to the point where it looks stuck, and then run:

sudo lsof | grep SDCopy

in Terminal. The last two lines are what we're copying at the time, and should help figure out what's going on.

12-05-2006, 04:53 PM
No it does seem to be some sort of lock up. SD reads:

Copying files from Macintosh HD to OSBackUp
437 of 414,990 files evaluated, 386 files copied. Effective speed 15.25MS/s
91.69 MB evaluated, 0.00 MB a;ready up to date, 91.96 MB copied

It reached this point after about 40 seconds. 10 hours latter there has been no progress. Here are the last few lines of the cmd line you asked for:

SDCopy 324 root 11r REG 14,5 137827 6285 /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/HIToolbox.rsrc
SDCopy 324 root 12r REG 14,5 498430 6202 /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/Localized.rsrc
SDCopy 324 root 13 PIPE 0x61f2c20 16384
SDCopy 324 root 14 PIPE 0x61f2c20 16384
SDCopy 324 root 15 PIPE 0x61f2cf8 16384
SDCopy 324 root 16 PIPE 0x61f2cf8 16384
SDCopy 324 root 17 PIPE 0x61f2cb0 16384
SDCopy 324 root 18 PIPE 0x61f2cb0 16384
SDCopy 324 root 19 PIPE 0x61f2c68 16384
SDCopy 324 root 20 PIPE 0x61f2c68 16384
SDCopy 324 root 21r PSXSHM 4096 /tmp/com.apple.csseed.72
SDCopy 324 root 22r PSXSHM 4096 apple.shm.notification_center
SDCopy 324 root 23r REG 14,5 489512 522082 /usr/bin/ssh
SDCopy 324 root 24w REG 14,12 489512 538 /Volumes/OSBackUp/usr/bin/ssh

Finaly clicking "Stop" locks up my computer - spinning wheel - and I have to hard reboot. OSBackUp is the 2nd partition on an external firewire drive. It is formatted as OSX journaled. I do not have any problems backing up /Users to DataBackUp which is the first patition of the Fire Wire drive.

12-05-2006, 05:07 PM
That would indicate that you likely have a bad sector or other disk damage in your /usr/bin/folder...

12-05-2006, 11:22 PM
I assume you mean a bad sector on the source disk not the destination disk. Is there any software for detecting and repairing bad sectors?

12-05-2006, 11:30 PM
That's what I'm guessing, yes. I believe TechTool 4 will detect bad sectors, though I'm not sure... you could also try an archive-and-install and then delete the previous systems folder...