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arnaud 07-02-2005 12:08 PM

SuperDuper / iPodRip / iPod backup ? many questions :)
Hello everyone !

I'm a brand new user of Super Duper and newly registered member on this forums.
But I have already so many things to say/ask ;)

- first of all, I had SO MUCH trouble yesterday night when trying to clone my powerbook for the first time with Super Duper (I was a previous user of CCC before Tiger)
I had the "famous" error message "Could not disabled Ignore Permission"
(why me and not the ones who advised me to switch to Super Duper ? why me and not everyone ?) :(

But fortunately I found the answer on the forums (which I had trouble to register to too, but that's another story...), entered the magic command line on the terminal, and finally managed to get my first clone with Super Duper.

As I'm mainly interested in the Smart Update mode, I registered the app today.

One good thing done :)

- yesterday night was "backup night" and I decided to clone my iPod, which I didn't do for a long time.
Usually I use a very good piece of software called iPodRip : it allows to copy back from your iPod to the mac some tunes ;
but mainly it allows me to clone -I think the term "backup" is more appropriate- my iPod.
It's particularly important for me because I don't have my mp3 on my powerbook/iTunes Library : they're all on the iPod (wich IS my iTunes Library in a sort of way).

But yesterday night iPodRip would not recognize the iPod, would not either launch (it worked fine before).
I didn't use it since upgrading to Tiger, so maybe that's the cause (but I didn't find anything on the forums/web documenting it) .

But the thing I immediately thought about was : could the command line I've just entered prevent iPodRip from launching ?

Could it be possible there's a link between the two things ?

Other iPod related apps worked fine btw, and I back-uped my iPod with iPodAccess.

- So I'm asking here again the important question : could Super Duper clone/backup an iPod ?
Not necesseraly allowing to get songs one by one (that's not its purpose) but at least to have a clone safe somewhere "just in case" of theft or break.

Thanks for your time reading me and for your answer :)

dnanian 07-02-2005 12:30 PM

Hi, Arnaud. Your problems registering on the forums were likely due to your "spam-blocking" software. Every one of those whitelist things I have to respond to "by hand", which takes a lot of time, and I obviously can't do it until I read the message... in the future, if you "allow" all communication from Shirt Pocket, you'll be better off!

Onto the question:

There's no way that the volinfo.database could affect iPodRip -- all it does is track the "ownership status" of external volumes (ignored vs. used). I can't explain why it wouldn't launch, but you should check the Console and see what it's doing -- it might have a weird error or bug in it.

I don't know if SuperDuper! can back up an iPod, though. It might work, and it might not -- unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to try... as I said in the other thread, I'm not hopeful -- but if iPodRip and the like can access the files, we should be able to, too.

arnaud 07-02-2005 12:38 PM

Thanks Dave for the amazingly quick answer ! :)

-> you're right about the spam-blocking software : sorry if it did cause you trouble !
the service I'm using was just at the same time - call it bad luck - unavailable ! (and still not doing so well right now)
I could not allow the mails from Shirt Pocket (nor get the good passwords ...)

-> ok, thanks for the answer on iPodRip : I'm gonna contact and ask them

THANKS again for the amazing work !

dnanian 07-02-2005 12:43 PM

Happy to help, Arnaud.

FYI, your spam blocker actually presented me with a "blank" verification panel on the first message. It's kind of messed up...

arnaud 07-02-2005 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by dnanian
Happy to help, Arnaud.

FYI, your spam blocker actually presented me with a "blank" verification panel on the first message. It's kind of messed up...

yeah : they're completely down today :(

I changed my email in my control panel : should work fine now
(sorry again for the trouble !)

dnanian 07-02-2005 12:47 PM

No problem. (We promise not to spam you.)

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