View Full Version : SD and CS hand in hand ?

11-04-2007, 05:15 PM
Hello Dave, hello everyone

Dave, I would like to know what you're thinking about making SuperDuper and ChronoSync work at the same time.

I mean : let's imagine an SD clone on an external drive, that I smart-update every week-end.
But I would keep a "one way sync" of some chosen folders, from my computer to this external hard-drive, for instance, each afternoon with ChronoSync.

Do you see any problem with that ?
(Obviously, SD would "erase" and make a perfect clone again each week-end)

Thanks for your answer.

11-04-2007, 05:24 PM
I think that, in general, being selective like that is a mistake. But it's up to you.

11-04-2007, 05:46 PM
I was asking because CS takes a lot less time to perform a "sync" than SD, and most days, before leaving work and catching my train I don't have much time :)

On average, SD takes 20mn to make its weekly smart-update, where CS would take, with some chosen folders from my Home/Documents that I've been working on that day, less than a minute.

Hence the question :)

11-04-2007, 05:48 PM
They're just files, so you can do what you'd like. I just generally don't think selective sync is a good idea, because it's always what you didn't copy that you need.

11-04-2007, 06:11 PM
You're exactly right Dave ! :)
That's why I'm changing my "strategy".

Until now I had, with me, only a CS sync of some of my most important documents, and, safe at home, an SD clone.
But, as you said, I always needed things that were not with me.

That's why I was asking if I could do a CS -and partial- sync BUT on top of a SD clone, that would have all the rest :)

But my question was more of a technical one, about "file structures" incompatibilities, or things like that. It seems that, on that particular point, you don't see any problems.
So I take your answer as a "yes" :)

Thanks again (as always)