View Full Version : Script to incrementally backup 6 partitions?

06-28-2008, 04:02 PM
I had thought that after registering, we would be using Applescript.
Apparently there is an internal scripting language?
Could you give an example script for backing up 6 volumes, upon command, to a second hard drive with 6 similar partitions?
case 1, incremental
case 2, complete replacement
and where does one store the script(s)?
Thank you.

06-28-2008, 04:54 PM
Maybe this thread (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633) will help?

06-30-2008, 07:05 PM
So, I gather that I can build upon the DailyBackup.scpt by repeating it with different source and destination pairs.
But I don't see how to insert those pairs...
The Applescript Dictionary seems quite barren.
and I looked in ~/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Saved Settings, and found that folder empty.
It doesn't seem to get a file stored after a backup operation.
I note that if I toss the SD folder from AppS., SuperDuper will start up with blank settings.
Maybe they are invisible?
Where can I find a sample settings file?

06-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Save your own settings... (File > Save).

06-30-2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks, I found that page in the manual (R-T-F-M).

Now I'm struggling with why it only made it past two of six replications of the Daily Backup.applescript.

I also need to simplify it to a loop thru the several settings files...

SD seems to hang in a completed state for quite a while after doing a partition. I don't suppose there's any active signal available from SD to Applesoft to say, "done with that one". Oh - I set "And Finally..." to Quit SuperDuper!, but it doesn't seem to quit.


06-30-2008, 09:33 PM
There are: it transitions from busy to idle. See the default schedule driver...

09-01-2008, 09:32 PM
after doing the first partition clone (using your "daily backup") it seems that SuperDuper wants to hang waiting for the OK button?
I see in the Applescript dictionary:
status (idle/running/done/error, r/o) : Returns SuperDuper's current status
What is the definition of "done"? When does status become done?

09-01-2008, 09:53 PM
What I generally do is wait until it's not "running"...