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10-12-2009, 02:38 PM

Today I got a strange message during SuperDuper!'s daily backup to my Maxtor Firewire 800 drive. After the backup's been running for a few minutes, i got this Growl alert:

SuperDuper! Copy Failed
System Events got an error: connection is invalid

The strange thing is that the copy still proceeded as normal, and finished successfully.

I'm SD 2.6.1 (V86) under OSX 10.6.1

Thanks for any info.


10-12-2009, 02:39 PM
That means System Events (part of OS X) returned an error when we were trying to ask it to do something. I'd restart your Mac, Mike.

10-12-2009, 02:57 PM
Thanks for the reply Dave; I'll do a restart.


02-22-2010, 05:21 PM
I just encountered precisely the same error after an early morning scheduled smart update of my boot drive backup. The log file showed a successful copy.

As an experiment, I'm going to delay restarting as see what happens tomorrow morning.

-- Ward

02-25-2010, 02:00 AM
I'm tardy reporting back. Without restarting, SuperDuper! has reported a successful overnight backup each morning since February 22.

-- Ward