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dnanian
06-20-2005, 06:28 PM
I'm really happy to announce that SuperDuper! was just reviewed by Dan Frakes of Macworld Magazine (http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2005/06/superduper/index.php), in the Mac Gems section.

SuperDuper! 1.5.5 was awarded 4.5 stars -- with the only failing being a lack of scheduling. (Those of you here likely know that scheduling will be featured in v2.0: I'm discussing various bits of v2.0 in my blog (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog) , and there are some screen shots in there, too.)

Thanks, Dan!

Pendragon
09-05-2005, 10:21 AM
I was eager to see what Dan had to say re SD vs. CCC.

It was (of course) reassuring to see that Dan agrees with me. :)

dnanian
09-05-2005, 10:59 AM
We were delighted to see that as well! (I don't have my copy yet, but it's coming...)

LGLDSR
09-06-2005, 01:26 PM
I'm really happy to announce that SuperDuper! was just reviewed by Dan Frakes of Macworld Magazine (http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2005/06/superduper/index.php), in the Mac Gems section.

SuperDuper! 1.5.5 was awarded 4.5 stars -- with the only failing being a lack of scheduling. (Those of you here likely know that scheduling will be featured in v2.0: I'm discussing various bits of v2.0 in my blog (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog) , and there are some screen shots in there, too.)

Thanks, Dan!

Dan,

First and foremost I need to thank you for your patently superb support PRIOR to the Sale. I hadn't spent Dime One and yet you answered at least a half-dozen emails. I've been in IT for 24 years and your level of Support is beyond excellent.

I may be asking a redundant question here....but is there no scheduling in the current verison? I have certain directiores I'd like to backup on a nightly basis.

When should 'Target Disk Mode' be enabled for a Clone?

When is it advisable to create an Image rather than a cloned copy of the boot disk?

Thanks!

Lyman

dnanian
09-06-2005, 01:56 PM
Hi, Lyman. It's Dave, actually, not Dan. (Dan Frakes is the guy who wrote the review.) :)

Anyway -- there is the ability to schedule in the current version: see Section 12 of the User's Guide for the technique to use.

I'm not sure what you mean about "Target Disk Mode" -- you'd really only use that if you wanted to copy to another computer's hard disk directly, as it would basically turn a computer into a FireWire disk drive.

Images are typically used when you can't write directly to a drive. For example, if you want to store a backup on a NAS, you'd use a sparse image, because you can't write directly to a network drive. (A DMG can be created if you plan on restoring it a lot, such as in a lab situation -- otherwise, the up-front time of converting doesn't pay for itself.)