View Full Version : Run SuperDuper while not logged on?

08-23-2007, 05:15 PM

Can SuperDuper run even if I am not logged into the machine? I have looked a little bit for the answer but not as much as I would like to. So apologies for my laziness.


08-23-2007, 06:16 PM
It cannot (as documented in the Scheduling section of the User's Guide). Sorry, Sumit!

08-25-2007, 11:18 AM
So here is how I am going to run SD while I am not logged on.

1. Make an account with parental controls specifically for running SD. So SD is activated in the limited finder.

2. Use System Preferences to do three things:
i. Set a shut down time at 2:50 am everyday, say.
ii. Set a start up time at 3:00 am everyday, say.
iii. Set automatic login on startup into the backup account just created in step 1.

3. Schedule SD to run from the backup account at 3:03 am everyday.

4. When I show up at the computer in the morning, I simply use fast-user switching to log into my regular account.

It is crude and puts the machine through a shut down and restart cycle for no other reason.... but hey it works.

Am I creating some other vulnerability that I should be alarmed about.

08-25-2007, 04:28 PM
Not that I can think of...