View Full Version : Can I keep working while SuperDuper! dupes?

04-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Hi, Dave and everyone.

I've been a happy SuperDuper! user for years, but I have always wondered this:

What happens if I keep working on my mac while a copy is in progress? For instance, if a download is in progress, or I'm writing to various caches, is there a risk that my copy will wind up in an inconsistent state?

Up to this point, I have “solved” this by only initiating copies when I’m not going to be around. Is this an unnecessary precaution, or best practice?


04-19-2010, 01:36 PM
"Best practice" is to quit all programs when backing up. But it's not strictly necessary.

As I've said often in the forums and elsewhere, you shouldn't download things, run VMWare, Parallels, Entourage, things like that that have large open/active data files, because those files aren't in a consistent state on disk (which is obviously important when you're trying to copy them).