View Full Version : Suspend Parallels before scheduled backup?

03-25-2009, 08:44 AM
As I gather, it is wise to leave the Mac alone while SuperDuper does its thing.

I have scheduled SuperDuper to do daily smart updates, and I want it to suspend Parallels before it starts. Or at least, I think I want that :-)

Should it, and can it?

03-25-2009, 08:53 AM
You should suspend & quit Parallels before you back up, yes. But, no - we can't do it for you. You could probably come up with a way to do it with a "before copy" shell script...

03-25-2009, 09:03 AM
Thanks, that sounds reasonable. Are "before copy" shells scripts something for the faint hearted? I've seen the option, but can't really say I know what it is or how I could create one. Are they specific to SuperDuper, or general to the system?

03-25-2009, 09:11 AM
They're pretty technical, actually, and not something that could generally be done casually (unless you're a developer).