View Full Version : noobie question - schedule backup

03-18-2013, 06:24 PM
i'd like to set up a nightly backup from my macbookAir to my server (a synology diskstation). My questions are;

Do I use the 'read/write sparse bundle' or one of the other options?

How would i boot from it in case of an emergency?

Would i need to partition the diskstation?

Will SD do a smart updates?

many thanks for your help


03-18-2013, 06:34 PM
You'll want to use a sparse image. You cannot boot from a networked drive: you'd need separate boot media (eg a USB thumbdrive) with the OS and SuperDuper! installed on it.

Read/write images can be smart updated, and no partitioning is required, since you're backing up to a virtual disk (image).

03-24-2013, 05:33 PM
thanks Dave,
ok, i'll plug a usb drive into my synology and see if that works.

when you say i need SD on the drive too... can you explain (or point me somewhere where i can find out) why and/or how i might use this drive in an emergency?


03-24-2013, 06:15 PM
Since you're installing the OS to the drive, you would boot from it and use SuperDuper! normally to restore, Andrew - basically, you're creating a full OS install without any data, with SD! installed, so you can run from it to restore.