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Forum: General 02-21-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Dan Lester
That's interesting. I didn't realize the hub was...

That's interesting. I didn't realize the hub was considered a "device". I always thought of it as an extension cord with multiple sockets. So even an unpowered hub would behave this way?
Forum: General 02-21-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Dan Lester
Bingo! It's fixed. And many thanks to you for the...

Bingo! It's fixed. And many thanks to you for the clue, Dave.

Here's the deal. You asked if my keyboard was plugged directly into my Mac. No, my keyboard was plugged into a new powered USB hub....
Forum: General 02-21-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Dan Lester
Well, I am mystified. My daily scheduled backups...

Well, I am mystified. My daily scheduled backups are going without a hitch, and I can do an external boot handily by selecting the desired external drive in System Preferences->Startup Disk. I just...
Forum: General 02-20-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Dan Lester
I fact (and now that I research "bless" a little...

I fact (and now that I research "bless" a little bit, when I do

bless --info "/Volumes/Backup"

I get

No mount point for /Volumes/Backup
Can't get mount point for /Volumes/Backup

That...
Forum: General 02-20-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Dan Lester
No, I'm using an old crumb-catcher USB keyboard....

No, I'm using an old crumb-catcher USB keyboard. And my option key is recognized in other applications.
Forum: General 02-20-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Dan Lester
can't external boot

So, all of a sudden (I think I last did it successfully last year), I can't boot to a SuperDuper clone. I restart and hit the OPTION key. Goes straight to the login pane. Uh, what??? My boot disks...
Forum: General 01-04-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dan Lester
Nice idea. Thank you. But as I said, the simplest...

Nice idea. Thank you. But as I said, the simplest thing might just be to get in the habit of checking the "Startup Disk" whenever I am unexpectedly confronted with a login window. That happens very...
Forum: General 01-02-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dan Lester
That an interesting idea. Can you be more...

That an interesting idea. Can you be more specific about how that would work and, in particular how the script knows it is booting from a clone? I guess that script would put a message on the screen...
Forum: General 01-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dan Lester
Thanks. The point, of course, is that every time...

Thanks. The point, of course, is that every time I go use my Mac, I'm not going to go to "About This Mac" and see who I'm booted from.

The "On Successful Completion" is just about what happens...
Forum: General 01-02-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dan Lester
you're booted to a clone!

SuperDuper is wonderful, and I use it regularly for backups. I am troubled, however, by the fact that when I'm booted to my clone, there is nothing on my Desktop that indicates that.

Case in...
Forum: General 08-13-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you, Dave. As I thought, this probably...

Thank you, Dave. As I thought, this probably wasn't even a SuperDuper issue. But it is a little strange that on one machine, with one OS, that "Modified Date" is updated after a clone, but on another...
Forum: General 08-13-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Dan Lester
why isn't "Modified" date updated?

Excuse me if this has been discussed elsewhere. I find it puzzling that, on one machine, after I SuperDuper clone to a disk partition and it completes successfully, when I do "Get Info" on that...
Forum: General 04-02-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you. That makes sense. But what Growl says...

Thank you. That makes sense. But what Growl says about "Application Decides" does not.
Forum: General 04-02-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By Dan Lester
Hmm. OK, but Growl says "Application Decides"....

Hmm. OK, but Growl says "Application Decides". Sounds like that's not quite what is happening. I was presuming they meant the application SuperDuper! decides.

I'm sorry. How do you "turn on the...
Forum: General 04-02-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By Dan Lester
Interesting. Where is the user given that...

Interesting. Where is the user given that notification handling choice?
Forum: General 04-02-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By Dan Lester
OK, the problem is resolved. Took a month to...

OK, the problem is resolved. Took a month to figure it out. I updated Growl, and the problem remained. Growl refused to notify me conspicuously with a "stay on screen" bubble when a copy was...
Forum: General 03-02-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By Dan Lester
Hmm. OK. I see I am using an archaic version of...

Hmm. OK. I see I am using an archaic version of Growl. I will update and see if that fixes it.
Forum: General 02-28-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By Dan Lester
Growl stops growling

I have Growl set up to pop a click-to-acknowledge note on my screen reporting that a SuperDuper backup has happened. Inevitably, that reporting simply stops.Maybe after days. Maybe after weeks....
Forum: General 02-28-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,907
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you, I will try that.

Thank you, I will try that.
Forum: General 02-25-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,907
Posted By Dan Lester
Should never be going to sleep. I have it set so...

Should never be going to sleep. I have it set so the screen goes dark, but it doesn't sleep. Again, this backup almost always works -- 99.9% of the time.

This last week there was a power dropout,...
Forum: General 02-25-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,907
Posted By Dan Lester
scheduled copies sometimes don't

I've seen this a few times, and it has me wondering. I have daily backup copies scheduled, and occasionally those backups just don't happen. In the "Scheduled Copies" pane it says, yep, every Monday,...
Forum: General 01-13-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,900
Posted By Dan Lester
Thanks you. As to (1), that makes sense. I...

Thanks you. As to (1), that makes sense. I frankly forgot that one formatting option was encryption (I didn't set up the encryption on that machine), and it's great that Smart Update obeys that.
...
Forum: General 01-13-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,900
Posted By Dan Lester
encryption and operating systems (two questions)

I have a couple of puzzles, that maybe you can help me with. Not sure if these puzzles are related, or irrelevant to each other.

I have 2 10.9 Mac laptops, both using SuperDuper on one shared...
Forum: General 12-26-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,756
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you. You're exactly right. But NAS systems...

Thank you. You're exactly right. But NAS systems will set you back a few hundred bucks. I was just wondering if there could be a lower cost strategy for the non-business user that would ensure...
Forum: General 12-25-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,756
Posted By Dan Lester
Well, FWIW, I did find this interesting essay ......

Well, FWIW, I did find this interesting essay ...

https://www.osomac.com/2014/01/13/bit-rot/

which considers what a Mac user can do about bit-rot. The answer? Not a helluva lot, it seems. Now,...
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