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12-07-2009, 07:11 PM
I've searched a couple of threads here and seen different answers here, so it begs asking the question again.

Booting from my SD backup I get a Little Snitch warning that goes something like this - Someone is trying to modify your settings - then - Continue or Use Defaults

Upon restoring my entire disk, are my LS rules going to get trashed?

12-07-2009, 07:17 PM
Clearly, Little Snitch is detecting that the files have been moved. I assume that "continue" will OK its use of the "changed" (not really) settings?

12-07-2009, 07:39 PM
OK thanks again Dave - that's TWO today! :)

On my way to wiping my internal out and reformatting as GUID now... and restoring from SD! A scary proposition :eek: but seems all should go well.

12-12-2009, 02:08 PM
What I found was that if one just hits "continue" (rather than "use factory defaults") - Little Snitch seemed to be OK, however I did encounter a problem.

Somewhere along the way settings got skewed and I had to go into LS and individually reset "Block" rules and "Allow" rules on a number of applications.

Two apps I encountered today that became disconnected/disabled were Speed Download and SendIt. They would no longer connect. Once I individually edited their rules in LS and linked them back up to their locations in the Applications folder, all was fine. I was also able to see a number of other ones that had broken links, and clean them up was well.

I also seem to be missing some widgets now, but no big deal, that could have happened somewhere else.

12-12-2009, 05:18 PM
You might want to ask the Objective Development guys about this; I know they use SuperDuper!, so perhaps they have an explanation...

12-28-2009, 11:57 AM
igirl, if you contacted Objective Development, please let us know what you found out.

I'm about to swap in a new cloned boot drive, and it would be nice to know in advance how to best handle Little Snitch.


-- Ward