View Full Version : I just want to backup certain files, not create a Bootable disk

08-23-2008, 11:31 AM
Hi there,

All I want to do is use SuperDuper to backup certain essential folders in my Pictures folder to a small external hard drive. I have no need to make this drive bootable. I've created a new script that copies just those files but when I run the script, at the bottom of the 'process list' in section 3 ("After Successful Copy") is the instruction 'Make Pictures Backup bootable'.

I don't want to make it bootable, I just want to copy the files. Any way of disabling this?

08-23-2008, 01:16 PM
Nothing to worry about, owen-b. The step is always there, and succeeds if:

- The drive has an OS on it and it was successfully 'blessed' (made bootable).


- The drive has no OS on it so it doesn't need to be made bootable.

So, in your case, nothing was done.

08-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Cheers, Dave.

It would appear, however, that I've completely misunderstood how to set up a script to copy just those very specific folders. I thought all I had to do was create a new Script, then in Script Commands add just the folders I wanted to copy.

In the main menu I would then select Copy Macintosh HD to Pictures Backup using 'Pictures Backup Script'. However, all that seems to have done is attempt to copy the Macintosh HD - and it's failed because the external drive is only around 139GB whereas my Mac is 750GB.

So how do I make a rule that just copies those specific files, and how do I make it work in practice?


08-23-2008, 02:43 PM
You need to add a script in the "Include" tab -- "Exclude all files".