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TelexStar
07-26-2007, 02:57 PM
Apologies if this has been asked before but I couldn't find any reference to it.

I've set SD to do a smart update of my hard drive to an external FireWire drive and I'm trying to work out if SuperDuper leaves a log file of the data it's copied over in a particular update. I know it tells you as it's copying but I'd like a way to see the info after it's finished (so i don't have to watch it like a hawk).

I'd like to know what files and the amount of data it's copied. As it is, it just tells me the number of files evaluated, copied and the write speed.

dnanian
07-26-2007, 02:58 PM
Cmd+L (or Window > Show Log) will show you the log file.

TelexStar
07-26-2007, 03:00 PM
Wow, super quick reply! Thanks very much.

I feel like an idiot for not spotting it sooner. I hadn't imagined it would be in the window menu. :)

adastra
08-01-2007, 02:08 PM
Apologies for piggybacking on an old and presumably closed thread -- I hope anybody notices this post.

Where is the log file? I'm on a Mac. Cmd-L shows the log file but it has a date a week in the past. I want to know if this is the only log file, if there are others wherever it lives in the file system with other dates -- in short whether this one date is the only time SuperDuper has run, ever.

I just installed SD and set it up for automatic backup daily, on the default schedule, to an external FW disk.

dnanian
08-01-2007, 02:31 PM
You want to look at the logs for your schedule. So, open the Scheduled Copies window (Window > Scheduled Copies), select the copy, then click Show Log...

adastra
08-01-2007, 02:41 PM
That's where I started. Clicking Show Log from the Scheduled Copies dialog does nothing. I assume this means there are no log files, therefore the scheduled copy never ran. I just wanted to look in the file system to verify that no log file exists (cuz I'm old school).

dnanian
08-01-2007, 02:46 PM
That's what that means. The logs are inside the settings bundle (which you'll find in Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Scheduled Copies)... but there are none...