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garboczi 12-18-2009 04:19 PM

I have a SD! clone of my 10.4.11 Powerbook 17" G4 1 GHz disk.

The organization that I work for upgraded the Powerbook to 10.5.8, turned on FileVault, and changed my login username. While they were doing that, I booted another laptop with the clone and kept on working.

Now, a week later, the upgraded and filevaulted powerbook is back. The clone that I have been using with the other laptop has new files on it. I would like to update the powerbook with the clone.

Can I do this with SD!?

dnanian 12-18-2009 04:56 PM

You can certainly restore the entire copy to the drive, and then re-FileVault, but you can't really keep things as they are on the returned Mac unless you're ok with manually copying the (I assume) few changed files over by hand.

garboczi 01-04-2010 07:16 PM

Now I'm really going to do this.
The Leopard powerbook is un-FileVaulted.
The external bootable Tiger disk has all the new files from the last month.
I'd like to Smart Update the Leopard powerbook with the Tiger disk.

What commands should I give SD!? Will Superduper know not to copy Tiger system files to the Leopard disk?


dnanian 01-04-2010 10:36 PM

Um, no. As I said in my previous message, you can't really do this effectively without manually copying the files.

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