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Forum: General 07-27-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 46,884
Posted By kbradnam
Logging, emailing, and Growl

Hi David,

I've installed Growl but I still can't see an easy way to have reports emailed to me (or just whether the backup was successful or not). Should I be able to set this up via the Growl...
Forum: General 05-19-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,803
Posted By kbradnam
Feature request - email details of backup status

Hi Dave,

I thought that there would be a relevant post by which to reply and tack on a feature request.

I of course love SuperDuper! and it is used daily by me at work and home for making...
Forum: General 12-02-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,350
Posted By kbradnam
Good idea Dave (much smarter than my idea!). ...

Good idea Dave (much smarter than my idea!).

I just tried this and lo and behold the backup started even though I specified to only run on the 1st Sunday. I'll email the offending crontab entry...
Forum: General 12-02-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,350
Posted By kbradnam
Ok, so I checked first thing this morning and my...

Ok, so I checked first thing this morning and my 'monthly' backup had run again. The 'Next Copy' field is still unchanged saying Sunday December 4th.

I'd wager that this backup will run each day...
Forum: General 12-01-2005, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,350
Posted By kbradnam
Just double checked and the schedule is set for...

Just double checked and the schedule is set for Sunday not Wednesday. Let me see if it runs tomorrow or not, and I'll get back to you.

Keith
Forum: General 12-01-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,350
Posted By kbradnam
Scheduling a backup on just one day a month

Hi again,

For one of my backups I only want it to run once a month. So yesterday I setup the schedule to copy every 1st week on Sunday at 4:00 am.

When I opened the Schedule window today (to...
Forum: General 11-29-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,470
Posted By kbradnam
As ever, thanks for the speedy and helpful reply...

As ever, thanks for the speedy and helpful reply Dave.

I just tried copying an entry from the user crontab to the root crontab (/etc/crontab) and specified root as the owner, but that in itself...
Forum: General 11-29-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,470
Posted By kbradnam
Scheduling not working?

Hi,

I upgraded to version 2 yesterday and set about using the new scheduling feature. I transferred the details of all the backups that I was previously running by hand (via an apple script) to...
Forum: General 04-11-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,481
Posted By kbradnam
Hi, The lack of mounting/unmounting external...

Hi,

The lack of mounting/unmounting external drives was a bit of an issue for me too. I fixed this by amending the backup applescripts to automatically mount the backup drive if it was not mount...
Forum: General 03-11-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 15,433
Posted By kbradnam
SuperDuper automounts disk images used for previous backups

Hi Dave,

This is only a minor point but I've noticed that SuperDuper keeps on mounting any disk image that was involved in a prior backup. E.g. I recently backed up a colleagues laptop drive...
Forum: General 03-09-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,528
Posted By kbradnam
Hi David, Finally got around to trying this...

Hi David,

Finally got around to trying this hack today. It didn't work, the log file says:

diskutil <verb> with no options will provide help on that verb

I think it has to be 'diskutil...
Forum: General 03-04-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,078
Posted By kbradnam
Hmm, I removed the offending file from the source...

Hmm, I removed the offending file from the source drive and re-ran the script (in Smart Update mode). This time it gave the same error but on another file. There is definitely enough space (source...
Forum: General 03-04-2005, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,078
Posted By kbradnam
Strange 'Result too large' error when copying

Hi,

SuperDuper keeps stopping during a backup, it always gets to the same file before stopping. The relevant part from the SuperDuper log is listed below. Any ideas?

I'm going to try removing...
Forum: General 03-02-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,528
Posted By kbradnam
Looking through the logs, it is always about 4-5...

Looking through the logs, it is always about 4-5 seconds after trying to unmount the target backup disk (and failing) that an 'rm: ... operation not permitted' error appears in the log files.

It...
Forum: General 03-01-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,528
Posted By kbradnam
Hi again, I can repeat this problem quite...

Hi again,

I can repeat this problem quite easily now (which is a good starting point I suppose). I tried your suggestion of using 'lsof' to see if any files were open but that didn't reveal...
Forum: General 02-28-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,528
Posted By kbradnam
Hmm, disk utility won't let the target backup...

Hmm, disk utility won't let the target backup disk unmount. I'm not running anything which would be using the disk. I'll play around some more to see if I can narrow down the problem.

Thanks -...
Forum: General 02-28-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,528
Posted By kbradnam
Error when running SuperDuper via shell script

Hi again,

I have a UNIX shell script which I run daily and this in turn just runs a few separate applescripts, each of which performs some specific backup task using SuperDuper.

I've noticed...
Forum: General 02-22-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,063
Posted By kbradnam
Ok, thanks - as ever - for a prompt reply. For...

Ok, thanks - as ever - for a prompt reply. For now I'm happy to run backups by hand (or simply shedule them for a period during the day when I expect to be logged in as admin), but I may look at a...
Forum: General 02-22-2005, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,063
Posted By kbradnam
Will version 2.0 solve my cron scheduling problems?

Hi again,

After a few days experimenting with crontab entries, I've had to give up trying to automate the running of SuperDuper! via a cron job.

My first attempt used the adminstrators...
Forum: General 02-20-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 36,287
Posted By kbradnam
An (Applescript) hack to automate mounting and unmounting external volumes

My problem (see the other thread of mine) is that when you launch SuperDuper!, it 'remembers' the drives it last backed up to. So if you last backed up to an external drive that is currently not...
Forum: General 02-18-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,793
Posted By kbradnam
Problems automating backups with applescript and crontab

Another day, another question :-)

Ok, so now I'm confortable backing up data to our (newly arrived) external drives, my next challenge was to automate the whole thing.

I've taken the example...
Forum: General 02-17-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,924
Posted By kbradnam
Hi again, I just found out that SuperDuper...

Hi again,

I just found out that SuperDuper automounts the disk image as you have just said so that's cool.

I'll try to try the script that you sent me later.

Thanks again for all the help.
...
Forum: General 02-17-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,924
Posted By kbradnam
I've tried your alternative suggestion of first...

I've tried your alternative suggestion of first creating a disk image via Disk Utility and this method works exactly as you described and I can use Smart Update without causing our Home partition to...
Forum: General 02-17-2005, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,924
Posted By kbradnam
Ok, I've double checked and I'm not using the...

Ok, I've double checked and I'm not using the 'imaging' option in the Options page. I'm just copying our 'Home' partition to a disk image using the 'Backup - all files' script and choosing a disk...
Forum: General 02-15-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,924
Posted By kbradnam
Backing up a partition to disk image unmounts that partition

Hello,

I've been trying out SuperDuper! as a backup solution for our lab (server/client network). I've been trying to back up to the (empty) second disk on our server machine (we'll use external...
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