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Forum: General 02-05-2018, 12:28 PM
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Posted By wildthing
OK, thanks for the suggestions.

OK, thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: General 02-05-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By wildthing
OK, I did boot from another drive - the clone -...

OK, I did boot from another drive - the clone - in order to test it.

Now that you mention it, when I booted up from the clone I did notice Time Machine starting a backup, up so I clicked "Skip...
Forum: General 02-05-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By wildthing
Hmm, after doing these APFS clones, Time Machine...

Hmm, after doing these APFS clones, Time Machine is now running for the first time since running SuperDuper - and it's suddenly decided it needs to re-copy everything, instead of the usual delta.
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Forum: General 02-05-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By wildthing
Success

OK, I tried using Smart Update on an empty pre-encrypted APFS volume - and it worked perfectly :D

When SuperDuper completes the backup, the target volume is preserved as "APFS (Encrypted)" - and...
Forum: General 02-04-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By wildthing
Aha! So if you use Smart Update, it still works...

Aha! So if you use Smart Update, it still works even though the target volume is empty - and it preserves your existing APFS volume which was earlier encrypted with a unique passphrase. Whereas if...
Forum: General 02-04-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By wildthing
Encrypted APFS clones

I have several questions regarding encrypted clones and APFS.


This thread (https://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7023) describes a method for creating bootable encrypted clones....
Forum: General 05-07-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,618
Posted By wildthing
Just to be clear, I am not trying to get the...

Just to be clear, I am not trying to get the destination and source to prompt the same way.

The source (system drive) was set up to use FileVault in the normal way, by going to System Preferences...
Forum: General 05-03-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,618
Posted By wildthing
From my experience it DOES do that - but only on...

From my experience it DOES do that - but only on some of my drives, not others.

That is, some of my drives exhibit the desired behaviour (boot first into the FileVault unlock prompt, followed by...
Forum: General 05-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,618
Posted By wildthing
Not sure if you understood my previous post. ...

Not sure if you understood my previous post.

My OS X user account passwords are ALREADY much weaker than the FileVault passphrases I use to initially encrypt the external drives in Disk Utility...
Forum: General 05-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,618
Posted By wildthing
OK, but I'm sure it's worked on at least one...

OK, but I'm sure it's worked on at least one occasion without the last step being necessary.

Perhaps I should clarify: the desired behaviour is that for my system drive, I can boot it using my OS...
Forum: General 05-02-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,618
Posted By wildthing
OK but now I'm puzzled why some of my encrypted...

OK but now I'm puzzled why some of my encrypted backups have this problem and some don't. I thought I followed the same process to create all of them.

Here's what I did: I used Disk Utility to...
Forum: General 05-01-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,618
Posted By wildthing
Some encrypted backups display username as [Update Needed] when booting

I started using FileVault 2 to encrypt the disks that I'm backing up to. Usually this works fine and I can boot from the backups, even though they're encrypted. There is a pre-boot login screen just...
Forum: General 05-01-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,038
Posted By wildthing
Great thanks, good to know.

Great thanks, good to know.
Forum: General 04-30-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,038
Posted By wildthing
Accidentally put computer to sleep while SuperDuper was running

I accidentally put my computer to sleep while SuperDuper was making a backup, and when I woke it up again, SuperDuper carried on as if nothing happened.

Will this affect the integrity of my...
Forum: General 11-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,795
Posted By wildthing
A further update: after upgrading to OS X 10.10...

A further update: after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite and SuperDuper! 2.7.3 (v93), I'm now finding that SuperDuper backups to my USB 3.0 drives ARE bootable.

In other words, whereas my previous...
Forum: General 11-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,480
Posted By wildthing
OK thanks, makes sense. I'll try and remember...

OK thanks, makes sense. I'll try and remember that for OS X 10.10 and later!
Forum: General 11-06-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,480
Posted By wildthing
Smile (8 hours later...) Yep, that worked: I did an...

(8 hours later...) Yep, that worked: I did an erase-then-copy, and the backup is now fully bootable.

I wonder what caused the problem though. Have you tried Smart Updating a Mountain Lion backup...
Forum: General 11-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,480
Posted By wildthing
OK, will try erase-then-copy and let you know how...

OK, will try erase-then-copy and let you know how it goes tomorrow.
Forum: General 11-05-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,480
Posted By wildthing
Booting from an SD backup post Mavericks causes "FIPS Kernel POST Failed!" panic

I've been successfully making backups with SuperDuper! for years, and after completion I always test that I can boot from the backup drive.

After upgrading to Mavericks, I did my first SD backup...
Forum: General 11-03-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,249
Posted By wildthing
OK great, thanks!

OK great, thanks!
Forum: General 11-03-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,249
Posted By wildthing
Does SD preserve OS X "tags" in Mavericks?

Hi, I upgraded to Mavericks and started making use of the new OS X filesystem "tags" feature, as described here: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9/8/.

I've read the Shirt Pocket blog...
Forum: General 09-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,532
Posted By wildthing
OK but why does the process of cloning the drive...

OK but why does the process of cloning the drive result in good aliases going bad? The path of the file hasn't changed.

It's as if the alias is referring to the file by some kind of id, rather...
Forum: General 09-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,795
Posted By wildthing
Smile An update

Hi, a quick update on this - my main startup drive failed a few weeks ago (it was 6 years old so not unexpected), and it just so happened that my most recent full backup made with SuperDuper was to...
Forum: General 09-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,532
Posted By wildthing
Cool Minor oddities following full restore

Hi, recently my startup disk failed and I had to do a full restore on to my replacement startup disk using a backup previously created by SuperDuper!, and I noticed a few minor oddities. Nothing...
Forum: General 01-14-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,795
Posted By wildthing
Should be yes. As my mac is 2006-era it has...

Should be yes.

As my mac is 2006-era it has a very old USB chipset, and this has caused unexpected problems in the past (e.g. with USB audio). I don't know if this could affect booting from a USB...
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