View Full Version : Could not disable Ignore Permissions - each time I backup

Tricia Henwood
08-07-2005, 04:32 AM

I'm a new user of SuperDuper!. I have an iMac G5 (2Ghz 20inch display) and a 12" G4 Powerbook. Both systems are running Tiger OS X (10.4.2). I used SuperDuper! to clone both hard drives to a partitioned external firewire drive for the first time on the 23rd July. First time around, I had no problem with the iMac G5 but received the 'could not disable Ignore Permissions' log error on the G4 powerbook. I came to this site and followed the instructions to enter in Terminal and it then backed up without a problem.
However, today I tried to do a Smart Update and I again received the same 'could not disable Ignore Permissions' log error on the G4 powerbook.
I was under the impression that I only had to enter the script once - am I mistaken? Do I have to enter the script in Terminal every time I want to backup my G4 powerbook? And why does it not affect the iMac G5?


08-07-2005, 08:39 AM
You shouldn't have to enter the command twice,Tricia, so that's a bit weird. Had you done any unusual disk operation on the Powerbook before the 2nd backup?

The iMac wasn't affected because not all machines have this badly formatted file. We still don't know what creates it, other than a clean install and some upgrades, but I'm hopeful Apple will fix the bug...

Tricia Henwood
08-08-2005, 05:34 AM
Many thanks for your response Dave.

The only thing that could have interfered (but should not have) with my backup was using my 'iMac' partition of the external firewire drive to backup my brother's hard drive while I installed Tiger on his old iMac (it only has a CD-ROM slot, not DVD, so I used my G5 iMac to install Tiger on his system). I then re-loaded his files onto his iMac and used SuperDuper to backup my iMac once more to its partition on the external firewire drive.

None of this should have affected the Powerbook partition of the external firewire drive, though, should it?

Are there any settings I should check to be sure?

Tricia :confused:

08-08-2005, 08:57 AM
You know, let's see if it happens again, Tricia. The file is "local", so there's nothing on the external partition that should make any difference...