View Full Version : Exclude destination folder, during Smart Update?

03-18-2007, 04:29 PM
I want to exclude a folder on the destination drive from being removed, during a Smart Update.

I tried creating an exclude copy script, ignoring the folder name, and then using a copy of "Backup - all files" with my exclude script added. I realised that this is for excluding it from consideration for copying from the Source, but I figured it may achieve what I wanted.

However, it seems that SuperDuper! will remove it from the destination drive if it isn't being copied over.

Is there a way to accomplish what I want?

03-18-2007, 04:37 PM
At present, there's no convenient way to do this. We generally suggest that you partition your destination if you want data to be "preserved" on there, separate from the backup.

03-30-2007, 03:50 AM
I'm glad I'm not alone in looking for a way to do this. I'm one of the folks out there using FileVault (I know, I know, but it does the job for me). I have been backing up my entire hard drive using SD! Smart Update which works fine apart from taking an age - my FV sparseimage is 30GB, and the whole thing must be copied even if only a new 2kB file is created inside.

I figured the way to go was to Smart Update the contents of my Home (FileVault-ed) directory to its sparseimage on the backup drive, and to separately Smart Update the remainder of my hard drive to the backup (after first backing up the entire drive, FV included). No problem with the first part - I mount the sparseimage and happily do a smart update of its contents. Unfortunately when I then Smart Update the rest of the drive (excluding the FV sparseimage by name), the sparseimage gets deleted from the backup drive.

I'd love to hear of a work-around to this. As jrg suggested, ideally I'd like to simply exclude a file on the source drive *and* a file on the target drive from the Smart Update process...

Anyone out there got any ideas?