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mgianzero
02-10-2011, 11:50 PM
First of all, I've read the posts about copying a SINGLE directory on one drive to an image file on another drive and I still cannot get it to work.

As an example here's my scenario. ...

I keep a directory of files on a separate drive partition. I wish to backup this entire directory. My volume is named MG_Media and the directory I wish to backup is called Documents/Word. I wish to save this to an image file on drive MG_Backups under directory MyImages and name this image file as MG_Media_Wordbak.

So I opened SuperDuper and setup Copy to MG_Media and the target as MG_Media_Wordbak under my MG_Backups volume in directory MyImages. I then choose to "New Copy Script" to make a new script file and under "Included Scripts" I selected "Exclude all files.dset" and then I added "Backup - all files.dset" and under "Script Commands" for this I selected the volume and directory I wanted (/Volumes/MG_Media/Documents/Word) and change "ignore" to "copy".

But then it crashes saying it failed to copy files from MG_Media to MG_Media_Wordbak. So, in a nutshell, please spell out the exact steps I need to copy a subdirectory from one volume to an image file on another volume. Also, why does such a simple task have to be so complicated?

Marc

dnanian
02-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Your script *sounds* fine, so I don't know what's wrong from your description. Please send this report, along with the log from the failure, into the support email address (with the send to shirt pocket button) and I'll take a look.