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killen@comcast. 03-11-2006 10:09 PM

Is it cool (safe, prudent, wise ) to work on the source drive while SuperDuper is wor
 
Hi Guyz,
Is it cool (safe, prudent, wise ) to work on the source drive while SuperDuper is working or copying to back up drive?
Thanx,
Jay

dnanian 03-11-2006 11:54 PM

Hi, Jay. As I replied to your emailed support request, you can do it, and sometimes it will cause problems. Usually it's OK... and if there's an issue you'll certainly know, since you'll get an error.

In general, though, I suggest stepping away during your copy and having a nice cup of coffee or something.

TMay 03-13-2006 01:29 PM

Jay

To echo Dave's comments, it is probably not prudent or cool, therefore maybe not wise, but I'm here to tell you it's safe. I always have tried not to, but seems like I almost always do, at least working in browser or Excel, and have only once out of hundreds of times had an issue. And, as our leader said, that time SD returned an error, which simply re-updating (while staying off the other appls.) took care of. (Also, that was under a 1.nn version of SD)

Also, backups used to take much longer....which increased my temptation to do other things while they were happening. SD is now much faster than at the beginning, and my B/U drive is 7200 rpm, not 4500, so it's easier for me to refrain now. But I still don't.


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