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macgruder
11-11-2007, 03:18 AM
I need to clone a disk but leave one folder on the target disk untouched. (These are not vital files but I want them anyway).

It occurred to me that a way to do this would be to move the folder into

/private/tmp (or something similar that is untouched)

Now the question is. Do the contents of 'default ignores' get deleted or are they untouched?

If this is impossible, I have a request :-)
Could SuperDuper! have a folder that is skipped on the target by default? It could be called SuperDuperSkipped

dnanian
11-11-2007, 12:45 PM
They'd get deleted, macgruder. At present, there's no easy workaround to have files untouched like this, while smart updating the rest, except by partitioning the drive and NOT mixing backup and archive (my recommended approach, even if we did support preserving folders).

macgruder
11-11-2007, 12:56 PM
They'd get deleted, macgruder. At present, there's no easy workaround to have files untouched like this, while smart updating the rest, except by partitioning the drive and NOT mixing backup and archive (my recommended approach, even if we did support preserving folders).

Thanks. Actually, this situation was just a one-off after buying a new internal hard-drive and having to send my computer back to Apple for repairs.

I guess then the engine doesn't use rsync because when I did a test like this:

sudo rsync -avE --delete --exclude '/Test/Ignore/*' /Test /Volumes/Target

stuff inside /Volumes/Target/Test/Ignore were not deleted.

dnanian
11-11-2007, 12:59 PM
No, we definitely do not use rsync.

t3rockhall
11-12-2007, 10:28 AM
I would just copy the file you want to preserve onto a USB stick. OR, put it into a specially-named folder on the desktop of the primary drive. When running SD, the folder would go over to the desktop of the clone. For safety, I'd rename the file first, like OLD VERSION 11_07.

But that's just me.

macgruder
11-13-2007, 12:37 AM
I would just copy the file you want to preserve onto a USB stick. OR, put it into a specially-named folder on the desktop of the primary drive. When running SD, the folder would go over to the desktop of the clone. For safety, I'd rename the file first, like OLD VERSION 11_07.

But that's just me.

Well, obviously if I had space for the files, I would simply copy them elsewhere first.