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Forum: General 07-26-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By dnanian
The lock does have to be clicked. That authorizes...

The lock does have to be clicked. That authorizes our agent to copy without admin privileges (or, rather, gives the agent admin privileges).

However, we've seen some prompting under Big Sur -...
Forum: General 07-26-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By dnanian
Is your account an admin account? Unfortunately,...

Is your account an admin account? Unfortunately, Big Sur requires Admin permissions for more items that you'd expect, even if being called from an app running suid 'root'...
Forum: General 07-20-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By dnanian
It doesn't give us any status or progress, so we...

It doesn't give us any status or progress, so we have no idea. And we don't know if it safe to cancel, so we don't put a button up...
Forum: General 07-19-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By dnanian
Well, that's hard to say. But it shouldn't be...

Well, that's hard to say. But it shouldn't be much more than an hour. If it is, I would stop it, restart your Mac, check to see if it converted it but didn't exit (it's a system tool we're waiting...
Forum: General 07-13-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By dnanian
It only happens when you're booted from the drive.

It only happens when you're booted from the drive.
Forum: General 07-08-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By dnanian
The name of the drive isn't "on the volume". It's...

The name of the drive isn't "on the volume". It's in the partition, and we don't touch the partition, Dan. If we did, every time you backed up, your backup drive would get renamed.
Forum: General 07-05-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By dnanian
Thumbdrives are not appropriate for this. They're...

Thumbdrives are not appropriate for this. They're generally not high quality, have poor controllers, are slow, etc. Don't do that.

Instead, get a portable SSD like the WD MyPassport SSD (about...
Forum: General 06-29-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By dnanian
Your license is still valid, and will work in...

Your license is still valid, and will work in Rosetta for your Apple silicon Mac. I'll have a blog post explaining the situation when I finish writing it.
Forum: General 06-22-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By dnanian
You can use separate volumes in the same...

You can use separate volumes in the same container.
Forum: General 06-12-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By dnanian
Your old license will still work with the beta....

Your old license will still work with the beta. Just enter it normally.
Forum: General 06-08-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By dnanian
Probably not the best place to get ARQ opinions,...

Probably not the best place to get ARQ opinions, but Stephen is a good guy and does excellent work - I've heard good things about it, but I don't use it myself (I use Backblaze for online backups).
Forum: General 06-06-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By dnanian
That's weird. It's definitely both signed and...

That's weird. It's definitely both signed and notarized. Are you sure you have your security settings set to allow both "known developers" and "store apps" and you're not using LIttle Snitch, or...
Forum: General 06-06-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By dnanian
Really? Thar's weird, because it's definitely...

Really? Thar's weird, because it's definitely signed and notarized, tuni. Are you sure you have things set to allow both store apps and registered developers, and you haven't blocked things with...
Forum: General 05-31-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,078
Posted By dnanian
On a regular copy (10.15 and before on APFS),...

On a regular copy (10.15 and before on APFS), they're just normal files. I explain why here - http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/index.php/comments/fraternal_twins/ However, on Big Sur, an...
Forum: General 05-29-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By dnanian
Yup - the idea was to show people how to use the...

Yup - the idea was to show people how to use the copy controller (as explained in that old post).
Forum: General 05-28-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By dnanian
It's designed to let you run a SuperDuper...

It's designed to let you run a SuperDuper settings file (.sdsp) from the context menu using sdautomatedcopycontroller (so, effectively, like a schedule).
Forum: General 05-23-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By dnanian
That seems right, but I would need to examine the...

That seems right, but I would need to examine the log, which as I indicated in your email to me, I did not receive.

If you could, please copy and paste the log into a reply to *that email* (DO NOT...
Forum: General 05-21-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By dnanian
I think you rather misinterpreted what we were...

I think you rather misinterpreted what we were saying. We said that we don't copy certain files (caches and the like). You don't want to "mirror" those things. They're specific to the system, or have...
Forum: General 05-21-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By dnanian
In general, you shouldn't copy to bundles, you...

In general, you shouldn't copy to bundles, you should copy directly to bootable drives.

I would suggest using SuperDuper! to copy from the (opened) bundle to an APFS formatted destination. You can...
Forum: General 05-10-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,621
Posted By dnanian
You're replying to a quite old announcement, but...

You're replying to a quite old announcement, but there is a Big Sur SD! beta at the blog.
Forum: General 05-09-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,605
Posted By dnanian
Unfortunately, if there are UEFI firmware issues...

Unfortunately, if there are UEFI firmware issues with encryption on some systems, there's little we can do to work around them... remember, though, you can always migrate from an encrypted copy. So...
Forum: General 05-08-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,335
Posted By dnanian
If they're local, yes, they're backed up, as I...

If they're local, yes, they're backed up, as I said. So, if you're not on a network, and you can access the files, they're backed up.
Forum: General 05-08-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,605
Posted By dnanian
I've booted many times from a FileVaulted USB...

I've booted many times from a FileVaulted USB Catalina volume... must be, as you said, your old MacBook Pro...
Forum: General 05-08-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,335
Posted By dnanian
Whatever files are on the drive we're copying are...

Whatever files are on the drive we're copying are backed up. Anything that's only in the cloud wouldn't be (but, of course, it's in the cloud).
Forum: General 05-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,041
Posted By dnanian
OK, no. A container is kind of like a...

OK, no.

A container is kind of like a "bucket" that holds space that is allocated to volumes. If you look in Disk Utility and choose View > Show All Devices, you'll see the container listed below...
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