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wanderinglight
11-02-2008, 11:46 AM
Hi There,

I had to do a complete wipe of my hard drive, and now I'm ready to restore my files from my external hard drive using Superduper. The problem is, that every time I try to do that (by pressing Option upon bootup, then selecting WD to boot up with, then walking through "copy all" with Superduper), it gets part way through then says there is no room.

I am guessing this is because over the years I've done several backups onto WD, so it has used up 160G of space. My hard drive on my computer is 80G. so my question is, isn't there a way to pick and choose which backup to use? I back up every few months, so there are a lot of different options. Can't Superduper choose the most recent backup and only copy the files from that one? And if so, how do I do this?

Additionally, now, every time I try to boot up to my regular hard drive, it prompts me for a password and my password no longer works. So now I am unable to just boot up to the computer itself. Any idea why this would be happening?? After the regular "copy all" didn't work, I selected the Sandbox option...did this reset my password somehow?

PLEASE HELP. I'm definitely treading in uncertain waters here and don't want to mess anything up again.

Here is the error report:
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | SuperDuper!, 2.1.4 (82), path: /Applications/SuperDuper!.app, Mac OS 10.4.11 build 8S2167 (i386)
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Started on Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 10:45 PM
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Source Volume: MAC My Book, mount: /, device: /dev/disk1s1, media: WD 5000AAK External, interconnect: External USB, file system: "Journaled HFS+", OS: 10.4.11 (8S2167), capacity: 465.75 GB, used: 162.40 GB, directories: 222280, files: 2810106, ejectable: NO, ACLs: Disabled
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Target Volume: Macintosh HD, mount: /Volumes/Macintosh HD, device: /dev/disk0s2, media: ST98823AS, interconnect: Internal SATA, file system: "Journaled HFS+", OS: 10.4.11 (8S2167), capacity: 74.21 GB, used: 74.21 GB, directories: 108917, files: 809884, ejectable: NO, ACLs: Disabled
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Copy Mode : Copy Newer files
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Copy Script : Backup - all files.dset
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Transcript : BuildTranscript.plist
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | PHASE: 1. Prepare to Copy Files
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing MAC My Book
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying the integrity of volinfo.database
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | volinfo.database OK
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on MAC My Book
| 10:45:56 PM | Info | Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
| 10:45:57 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for MAC My Book
| 10:45:57 PM | Info | Permissions on '/' are enabled.
| 10:45:57 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Repairing permissions on MAC My Book
| 10:45:57 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Repairing permissions on MAC My Book
| 10:46:05 PM | Info | parent directory ./Users/Shared/SC Info does not exist
| 10:49:01 PM | Info | Started verify/repair permissions on disk disk1s1 MAC My Book
| 10:49:01 PM | Info | Determining correct file permissions.
| 10:49:01 PM | Info | The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume
| 10:49:01 PM | Info | Verify/repair finished permissions on disk disk1s1 MAC My Book
| 10:49:01 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing Macintosh HD
| 10:49:01 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on Macintosh HD
| 10:49:02 PM | Info | Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
| 10:49:02 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for Macintosh HD
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | Permissions on '/Volumes/Macintosh HD' are enabled.
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that Macintosh HD ACL support matches MAC My Book
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Preserving Spotlight state on Macintosh HD
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Disabling Spotlight search indexing on Macintosh HD
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | PHASE: 2. Copy Files
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Copying files from MAC My Book to Macintosh HD using Copy Newer
| 10:49:03 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Cloning MAC My Book to Macintosh HD
| 10:49:04 PM | Info | Copying copy files using script: /Users/mmmartino/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Copy Scripts/Standard Scripts/Backup - all files.dset
| 10:49:05 PM | Info | Loading 21 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude system temporary files.dset
| 10:49:05 PM | Info | Loading 6 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude system cache files.dset
| 10:49:05 PM | Info | Loading 1 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Norton FileSaver files.dset
| 10:49:05 PM | Info | Loading 2 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Spotlight search index.dset
| 10:49:05 PM | Info | Loading 0 commands from copy script /Users/mmmartino/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Copy Scripts/Standard Scripts/Backup - all files.dset
| 10:49:05 PM | Info | /
| 10:49:08 PM | Info | /automount
| 10:49:08 PM | Info | /usr
| 10:49:19 PM | Info | WARNING: Caught I/O exception(28): No space left on device
| 10:49:19 PM | Info | WARNING: Source: /usr/X11R6/bin/Xprt, lstat(): 0
| 10:49:19 PM | Info | WARNING: Target: /Volumes/Macintosh HD/usr/X11R6/bin/Xprt, lstat(): 0
| 10:49:19 PM | Info | Attempting to copy file using copyfile().
| 10:49:19 PM | Info | Attempting to copy file using ditto.
| 10:49:19 PM | Error | ditto: /Volumes/Macintosh HD/usr/X11R6/bin/Xprt: No space left on device

dnanian
11-02-2008, 12:08 PM
You cannot do a full restore from a drive you've been backing up with Copy Newer or Copy Different. You're goint to have to clean install to the internal and selectively copy back your files with Finder.

wanderinglight
11-02-2008, 04:30 PM
Okay...not sure what that means. Can you explain further?

Also, do you have any idea why it now is prompting me for a password? (Or what I can do to make it stop, since I can no longer boot up to my computer since my system password doesn't work?) This problem started after I selected the Sandbox option -- so did that reset a password?

I'm at a loss. I can't get to my computer, only to my external hard drive.

dnanian
11-02-2008, 10:53 PM
It means your backup cannot be restored in full... and doesn't have anything to do with a Sandbox (although I hope your backup isn't a Sandbox, since a Sandbox is not a backup).

I'd suggest clean installing your OS to the internal drive. Then, you're going to have to bring back your files "by hand" with Finder...

hoopchi
01-25-2009, 12:17 AM
If I copy everything over with Finder, will I be able to copy applications as well or will I have to reinstall and reactivate all of those after reinstalling the OS?

dnanian
01-25-2009, 03:41 AM
You'd likely have to reinstall/reactivate most applications. Why is your backup too large? Also a Copy Newer rather than the recommended Smart Update?