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SteveC 04-30-2009 09:50 AM

Too Few Files in Clone
I'm wondering if anybody has any thoughts about this:

My brother is using SuperDuper to back up a Macbook. He backs up the whole drive regularly using smartupdate. Lately he's noticed that only two files got copied -- after a week or more of surfing, emailing, etc.

We checked the internal drive with disk utility, found a minor problem and fixed it. And we repaired permissions. And we ran MacJanitor (the progress bar never stopped moving, but in other ways it seemed to finish its work).

Then he did an erase-and-backup. This seemed to work normally, with the close using up slightly less space on the backup than the source -- but with one problem.

Superduper reported that 729,265 files were evaluated and 483,177 were copied.

Does that make sense? Does he have a good backup? And if not, what does he do?

Thanks very much to anyone who has any suggestions--

dnanian 04-30-2009 09:54 AM

That seems really weird, Steve. Could you send the log into support with the send to shirt pocket button?

SteveC 05-01-2009 09:42 PM

Just to complete the loop, Dave recommended that we go back to version 2.1.4. That did the trick -- totally normal behavior after that.

Remember that this is under Tiger.


dnanian 05-01-2009 10:09 PM

Right. It wasn't skipping files - it was just the Intel/10.4.x/v2.5 "status display doesn't update" issue that's mentioned elsewhere on the forums.

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