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Bruce 10-11-2007 11:19 AM

FileVault problem
I recently encrypted my home volume using FileVault and now I'm having trouble using SuperDuper. I think I'm following the instructions correctly: log out of encrypted account, log in as a distinct, non--encrypted user, and run SuperDuper from there. Starts running normally, but hangs about 1/3 of the way through, e.g. 534k files of 750k files read and copied. So I've done this 3 times. First time, all files backup--worked. A little slow, but worked. Second time, user files backup--hung. Third time, all files backup--hung.

Any suggestions?


dnanian 10-11-2007 12:42 PM

It's not hanging. It's copying your huge FileVault volume...

Bruce 10-12-2007 09:52 AM

You may be right. Last night it ran OK, taking 1:41 to run for the "all files" option. Tonight I'll try the user files option. Thanks.

jrychter 10-12-2007 10:00 AM

It might be hanging or not
It might indeed just be taking its time to copy your filevault -- SuperDuper does not report progress when copying such a large file, so your progress bar will stay stuck for a very long time and then suddenly jump. Annoying, but it does work.

Or it could be you are also having problems backing up filesystems with filevault volumes (like I am), where SuperDuper will sometimes hang, or (as I reported in another thread) copy data endlessly. I definitely do not get 100% reliability when backing up volumes with FileVault on them.


dnanian 10-12-2007 10:24 AM

User Files will do the same thing... so don't do that.

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