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Forum: General 05-07-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,960
Posted By Ward
I should have provided a more complete...

I should have provided a more complete description in my original post.

Smart Updating the second Mac mini in Target Mode means its internal drive is being constantly updated. If the primary mini...
Forum: General 05-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,960
Posted By Ward
Thumbs down Smart Update from one Mac mini to another?

I'm helping a client move his small business from Windows XP to a Mac mini running Yosemite. He's prepared to buy two Mac minis in order to have minimal downtime if the production mini fails.

My...
Forum: General 08-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,011
Posted By Ward
Thumbs down Daily Smart Update stalled after "Disk disk 8 vanished!"

The daily backup of my boot drive runs at 5:00 am. When I got to my Mac this morning, SuperDuper! was open, with the progress bar appearing to indicate the copy was nearly complete.

The log shows...
Forum: General 02-27-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,188
Posted By Ward
Lightbulb Wish: show estimated time to completion

SuperDuper! 2.7.2 is currently doing a new complete clone of my boot drive to an erased external HD.

After it had been running for 90 minutes, I used PixelStick to measure the progress bar the...
Forum: General 11-03-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,181
Posted By Ward
SuperDuper! ran fine this morning. I suspect...

SuperDuper! ran fine this morning.

I suspect this was due to swapping my daily backup drives yesterday afternoon, which meant deleting my "Hobbes B" schedule and recreating my "Hobbes A" daily...
Forum: General 11-02-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,181
Posted By Ward
Copy failed. File SuperDuper!.app wasn't found.

Growl announced this morning that the scheduled nightly clone of my boot drive had failed:

SuperDuper! Copy Failed
Copy of Hobbes to Hobbes B failed. File SuperDuper!.app wasn't found.

When I...
Forum: General 08-05-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,043
Posted By Ward
Copy Files stats don't reflect what's on Time Machine HD (2.7)

I'm nearly 36 hours into a copy of a 1.5 TB Time Machine backup drive onto a new 3 TB drive. So I've had plenty of time to watch the Copy Files dynamic report.

The two attached screenshots show...
Forum: General 03-30-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,972
Posted By Ward
Exclamation Suggestion: Delete old files before Copying "new" files

I encountered this problem yesterday morning when my nightly backup failed due to insufficient space on the destination/cloned drive.

Since my source/boot volume was down to 5% free space, I...
Forum: General 11-01-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,370
Posted By Ward
Jumping back to 2006

Here's a direct link to Dave's excellent blog post: "I/O Error Recovery" (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/index.php/comments/i_o_error_recovery/)

I especially like his concluding paragraph.
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Forum: General 10-24-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,370
Posted By Ward
Thumbs up Full Backup underway

Thanks, Dave, for checking into my Smart Update failure and pointing out the Troubleshooting tip. Too often I forget to RTFM. Sigh. :o

I've freed 10% of my boot drive and launched a full backup...
Forum: General 10-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,370
Posted By Ward
Holding off on a fresh backup

Thanks, Dave, for your super speedy (better yet, SuperSpeedy!) response.

Since both drives are the same size, and the nearly full clone drive is missing 265 GB of files, it would appear the clone...
Forum: General 10-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,370
Posted By Ward
Me, too

I just sent my log file to Shirt Pocket with this description:

My nightly Smart Update of my 1 TB boot drive to an external 1 TB drive failed last night due to "error 28: No space left on device."...
Forum: General 09-19-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,508
Posted By Ward
A-ok

I'm tardy with my followup. Restart and Copy Now worked fine later on Friday.

Saturday morning I was greeted with a normal Smart Update of my startup HD clone.

-- Ward
Forum: General 09-17-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,508
Posted By Ward
Thumbs down Hmmm. Happened to me, too.

I came to the forum to report a mysterious "could not locate the Destination volume" failure this morning. I'll add on to this thread rather than open a parallel one. Although I could quietly...
Forum: General 05-28-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,458
Posted By Ward
Smart Update two drives with the same name?

I have a daily Smart Update of my boot drive ("Hobbes") to an external drive (currently "Hobbes A"). After I post this message, I'm going to dismount "Hobbes A" and swap it with "Hobbes B" in my...
Forum: General 02-25-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,652
Posted By Ward
Connection error slipped away in the dark of night

I'm tardy reporting back. Without restarting, SuperDuper! has reported a successful overnight backup each morning since February 22.

-- Ward
Forum: General 02-22-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,652
Posted By Ward
Me, too

I just encountered precisely the same error after an early morning scheduled smart update of my boot drive backup. The log file showed a successful copy.

As an experiment, I'm going to delay...
Forum: General 01-25-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,519
Posted By Ward
Thumbs down 927 GB evaluated is less than 1,338 GB already up to date

A month ago, I cloned my 1 TB Time Machine HD to a new 1.5 TB HD to stress test the new drive before it actually goes live. Two days ago, I turned off Time Machine and began a smart backup of the...
Forum: General 01-24-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,508
Posted By Ward
ChronoSync is great for specific folders

SuperDuper! is ideal for backing up whole volumes. However, when I'm interested in just a specific folder, ChronoSync (http://www.econtechnologies.com/pages/cs/chrono_overview.html) quickly syncs...
Forum: General 12-29-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,456
Posted By Ward
I should have mentioned I've been running 2.6.2...

I should have mentioned I've been running 2.6.2 since well before the upgrade.

-- Ward
Forum: General 12-28-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,530
Posted By Ward
Suggestion: customize your Growl "Failed" notifications

I had a scheduled copy fail the past two mornings at 4:30 am. I didn't realize it until this morning because the failure message, at quick glance, looks very similar to the Growl success report I...
Forum: General 12-28-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,456
Posted By Ward
Had to recreate a scheduled copy after upgrading to Snow Leopard

After upgrading from 10.5.7 to 10.6.2, my one scheduled, early-morning copy failed. A Growl message reported the failure was due to "cannot find settings file" (or something like that - I should...
Forum: General 12-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,847
Posted By Ward
Wow, that was fast!

Thanks, Dave, for your super speedy response.

That's the fix. Replacing the blank source menu choice with an actual drive eliminated the error on the next launch.

-- Ward
Forum: General 12-28-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,000
Posted By Ward
Any word from Objective Development?

igirl, if you contacted Objective Development, please let us know what you found out.

I'm about to swap in a new cloned boot drive, and it would be nice to know in advance how to best handle...
Forum: General 12-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,847
Posted By Ward
SuperDuper! keeps asking for a long gone HD - "cannot find source volume"

Several weeks ago I used SuperDuper! to clone a volume for testing. As I recall, it was a simple copy, not a smart update or a scheduled copy. Neither the source nor the target volume still exists....
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