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Forum: General 03-24-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,947
Posted By derekw
SD back up failed on Big Sur (Intel)

I tried to backup all files (erase and backup) of the Data volume of a Mac mini (Intel) running Big Sur (11.2.3) using SD 3.2.5. The back up failed towards the end.

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Forum: General 05-25-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,049
Posted By derekw
"Save to Image: Read Only" is greyed out

I try to create an image of a disk, the first two choices are available (sparseimage, sparsebundle) but the choice that I want is greyed out (read only). I can't figure out why.

I'm still running...
Forum: General 03-30-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,827
Posted By derekw
I called Apple again but they can't find the...

I called Apple again but they can't find the command line they sent me yesterday. Meanwhile, I found this Apple support article about choosing startup disk which includes some command lines. I don't...
Forum: General 03-30-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,827
Posted By derekw
Unfortunately I don't have the command line...

Unfortunately I don't have the command line anymore. It was entered while the Mac was in Mojave and now the drive has been erased. Terminal "history" shows nothing.

This article might have related...
Forum: General 03-30-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,827
Posted By derekw
Downgrading from Mojave to High Sierra ... lessons learned

Two surprises: Canít boot up from external backup; Canít reformat drive from APFS to HSF+.

Before upgrading to Mojave, I made a full disk clone of the High Sierra HD (2014 Mac mini, no T2 security...
Forum: General 11-01-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,799
Posted By derekw
Success! Download and install worked, and all my...

Success! Download and install worked, and all my schedules work as before. Thanks!
Forum: General 11-01-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,799
Posted By derekw
Auto upgrade failed

I launched SD3.2.2 and it asked me to upgrade to 3.2.3. I clicked "Upgrade" and it started with "downloading upgrade package" and never finished that step. I quited SD and launched again and the same...
Forum: General 11-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,088
Posted By derekw
Downgrade from Yosemite to Mavericks?

Can someone confirm I can use my SuperDuper clone to roll back from 10.10 to 10.9? I image I can perfectly roll back to Mavericks from Yosemite if I have a full disk all files clone right before I...
Forum: General 02-06-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,538
Posted By derekw
Can I use my Mac during a backup?

i know it's generally good practice to not have any running programs during backup.

But if I really have nothing to do, what would be the potential harm to the backup if i were to, say, browse...
Forum: General 08-27-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,304
Posted By derekw
thanks! one more question. since i am...

thanks! one more question.

since i am restoring because of a serious damage to the directory (irreparable by both disk first aid and diskwarrior), is there any chance that the 'restore all files'...
Forum: General 08-27-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,304
Posted By derekw
Choices to perform a restore

is there any difference between 'restore - all files' and 'backup - all files (smart update)'? i need to do a full restore from an external bootable drive. thanks!

since i name the external drive...
Forum: General 08-02-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,189
Posted By derekw
Can I switch to use the backup clone as the main drive?

if my main drive fails, and my backup drive is the same hardware, can i just swap in my backup drive and continue to use my mac as if nothing has happened?

in other words, is the backup clone...
Forum: General 08-01-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,483
Posted By derekw
same situation, with an added question. ...

same situation, with an added question.

once the larger drive (mine is 250GB) is swapped into the macbook, i want to use the old drive (120GB) as an external drive to store a backup clone of the...
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