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rjacoby
09-04-2007, 01:20 PM
I'm switching to SuperDuper from DejaVu, b/c SuperDuper handles my NAS much more gracefully (doesn't create a 35gb DB file to perform the copy) and seems a lot faster.

However, the scheduling features aren't really rich enough for me to recommend to friends and family yet.

Here's some things DejaVu does that I'd love to see in SuperDuper so I can switch people to it:


Run scheduled task regardless of who is logged in.
Run scheduled task even if screen is locked.


There seem to be workarounds with scripts, adding extra user and rebooting, using a 3rd party locking tool, etc. All this is too complicated to set up for the people I'm supporting. Having it all just work in the backup app is what we need.

Not sure if DejaVu does this with cronjobs or what, but it may have access to other facilities of OS as it is a Preference pane?

dnanian
09-04-2007, 02:08 PM
Thanks for your comments. Part of the reason DV can do that is because they're running a command-line tool without a UI, whereas we're running with a UI (which can't really run without access to the screen). But, we're considering a "daemon" for a future release.