View Full Version : iDisk Backup with SuperDuper?

09-16-2007, 10:37 AM

Iíve recently joined .Mac and would like to do a backup of my documents folder to the documents folder on iDisk. Now, Iíve followed an older thread about how to backup a single folder to a drive... the problem with iDisk is that I cannot select a dedicated folder from SDís pulldown menu. Only the entire drive! I donít want to erase the entire iDisk... just smart update my documents folder on the internal harddrive to the documents folder on iDisk. How can I do this?

09-16-2007, 10:41 AM
You can't do it with SuperDuper! unless you store the backup in an image; sorry.

09-16-2007, 11:59 AM
I see. Well, would a disk image uploaded to the documents folder of iDisk be a smart update then? Or is all data transferred each time and the old disk image overwritten? I donít like Appleís Backup and believe it would also either zip the folder or create a disk image. From what I gather Backup does not do any smart updating at all, which is why Iíd rather avoid it.

Previously Iíve uploaded my documents folder through Transmit to my server. However, having iDisk would make things much easier and the problem with Transmit is that - at least for now - I cannot schedule backups (after all itís an FTP program and not a backup program).

09-16-2007, 12:53 PM
Yes, backing up your Documents to a sparse image, for example, would Smart Update. But, it's possible it won't be terribly fast...

09-16-2007, 01:52 PM
Thanks Dave. Iíll think about it.