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joe3zz 04-28-2007 06:11 PM

Spotlight State Problem
I am backing up my Macbooks HD nightly using a Smart BU. When I initially created the partition on my WD 250 GB USB drive, I added it to the privacy tab on Spotlight.

The problem is, the drive will disappear from Spotlight, and if I try to add it in again, by dragging it or any other means, it cannot be done. If I erase the partition, and add it back to the privacy tab I can do it, but the problem will happen again after a few backups.

I've even tried letting Super Duper disable_spotlight script after the backup, but that does not help either.

I have two external USB drives, and use one to backup the other with Superduper, without a problem. It only happens on my Mac's drive.

Any ideas?


dnanian 04-28-2007 11:58 PM

If you use "disable_spotlight", it'll definitely disappear from Privacy. Similarly, if you try to disable indexing in other ways, that'll take it out of spotlight as well...

joe3zz 04-29-2007 12:41 PM

Follow Up Question

Sorry, perhaps I did not explain correctly. My problem is occuring even when I do not run the disable_spotlight script. I added running of the script to see if it would resolve the problem.

I actually suspect that it is something to do with Superduper not finishing up the back up job completely. The last time I noticed this happening was when I got an error message that a certain file could not be copied (it was corrupt), but I don't know if this is true in other cases.


dnanian 04-29-2007 12:42 PM

That's quite possible: spotlight status restoration occurs after we've completed a copy. We're aware of this bug and it's something we're looking to improve in the future.

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