View Full Version : Longer to Update pre-binding and Spotlight for 10.6 version

john love
08-30-2009, 02:40 PM
Super Duper 2.6 (v 85) seems to take "much" longer to "Update pre-binding" and to also "Update Spotlight " with 10.6. As I recall with 10.5 and earlier, these items were practically instantaneous.

Just a curiousity thing, mainly. Thanks.

08-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Updating prebinding is new to v2.6, and helps to ensure that your backup is bootable. It can take a few minutes, but they're well spent (see the other threads on the forums). Restoring spotlight state shouldn't take any time... doesn't here...

09-25-2009, 06:35 PM
I just ran SD for the first time with Snow Leopard and got the following error at the end:

Error | /Applications/SuperDuper Script/fix_prebinding.sh: line 4: update_prebinding: command not found

What do I do???

09-25-2009, 07:04 PM
Uncheck that option in the advanced tab of Options: it's no longer necessary.

09-25-2009, 07:09 PM
Thanks...I just was about to write that I had figured it out by reading another post saying prebinding was not necessary under 2.6.

01-16-2013, 05:18 AM
Hi Dave:
I also have a problem with 'update prebinding' hanging (++ hours).
You suggest above to uncheck this item under 'advanced option'. however I do not fin a check box to do so (am I blind again:)). SD 2.7.1 on OS X 10.8.2.


01-16-2013, 09:28 AM
No, that user's option is to run a separate script, not to turn off prebinding.

Prebinding is done by a system tool, and certainly shouldn't take hours. Perhaps your backup drive is running very slowly (network, USB drive not connected directly to the Mac, etc), or damaged/failing?