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Forum: General 10-04-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,593
Posted By brich
Thanks for your prompt reply. I was thinking that...

Thanks for your prompt reply. I was thinking that would make more sense than using Migration Assistant on the new machine, since I have a solid backup and just want to replicate that entire...
Forum: General 10-04-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,593
Posted By brich
Migrating from Mac Mini 2012 to Mac Mini 2014

Dave, I have a Mac Mini later 2012 running Mojave with an SSD clone connected via USB 3.0. I am migrating to a new late 2014 Mac Mini which is coming with High Sierra installed. What would you...
Forum: General 11-24-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,945
Posted By brich
Thanks, David. The SSD is an OWC Mercury Electra...

Thanks, David. The SSD is an OWC Mercury Electra 1.0TB, specifically listed as compatible with my model; so I am expecting it to be bootable. Appreciate your prompt responses as always. Assuming...
Forum: General 11-23-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,945
Posted By brich
Updating Internal Drive to SSD

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro running Sierra with a mechanical OEM drive. I also have a reliable external bootable clone on an OWC drive. Do you see any issues with the following strategy:

Install the...
Forum: General 09-26-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 41,089
Posted By brich
So, I will back up from internal High Sierra to...

So, I will back up from internal High Sierra to external Sierra, and when done the external will be updated to bootable High Sierra. If so, I am good.
Forum: General 09-26-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 41,089
Posted By brich
HFS+ Cloning with High Sierra

Dave, both my internal drive and external drive (USB 3 connected) are HFS+ volumes. My internal is now updated to High Sierra, and works well. Am I able to run a bootable backup clone to the external...
Forum: General 08-04-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,026
Posted By brich
Thunderbolt External Bootable Drive?

Hey Dave...
Having used SuperDuper! for years with great success via both FW400 and FW800 bootable external cloned drives, I'm curious whether you can report any experience with cloning to an...
Forum: General 07-02-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,646
Posted By brich
I run Windows 7 Pro inside Parallels Desktop 6...

I run Windows 7 Pro inside Parallels Desktop 6 with Snow Leopard, and always do SuperDuper bootable backup clones to my external firewire drive. Works great for me. Regarding Windows and anti-virus,...
Forum: General 10-18-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,368
Posted By brich
Thanks for that information. If I interpret the...

Thanks for that information. If I interpret the gist of it accurately, the USB2 port on a new MacBook will work ok with a USB2 external drive (I use bus-powered external for my lappies), but FW would...
Forum: General 10-18-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,368
Posted By brich
Dave, for clarity's sake, if I have an Intel Mac...

Dave, for clarity's sake, if I have an Intel Mac and a choice of cloning via FireWire or USB, what specifically would make FW the better choice? (I'm still in the PPC environment with a 12" PB, and...
Forum: General 02-02-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,428
Posted By brich
Dave, in your experience then, would you think it...

Dave, in your experience then, would you think it necessary to run DW after the initial clone, or would you simply disregard that 'out of place' %.
Forum: General 02-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,299
Posted By brich
Thanks...as always, your forum responsiveness is...

Thanks...as always, your forum responsiveness is the standard of excellence that I point potential Mac users to as the gold standard.
Forum: General 02-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,428
Posted By brich
However, whenever I've done a complete clone...

However, whenever I've done a complete clone operation to external (not incremental), DiskWarrior shows the clone at 20-30% of the directory items 'out of place.' What is the significance of this? Is...
Forum: General 02-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,299
Posted By brich
Thanks.....so I can infer that the new...

Thanks.....so I can infer that the new Leopard-compatible SD will run equally well on both the PPC and Intel Macs?
Forum: General 02-02-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,299
Posted By brich
Intel vs PPC Issues on SD for Leopard

Just curious Dave. As you've been going through the arduous process of adapting SD for Leopard, have you found many of the same issues affecting both the PPC and Intel configs, or has it been mostly...
Forum: General 12-06-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,921
Posted By brich
I've also been testing Intego's Personal Backup...

I've also been testing Intego's Personal Backup X4, while we're waiting for SD to hatch. I corresponded with Intego tech support, who assured me that their cloning engine preserves all metadata, hard...
Forum: General 11-16-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 61,578
Posted By brich
I tested Carbon Copy Cloner on my Macs last...

I tested Carbon Copy Cloner on my Macs last night, and successfully created bootable Leopard clones to external FW on both; so, there is a seemingly viable alternative right now. That said, I'm a...
Forum: General 09-02-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,004
Posted By brich
Good luck with your solution. I've got 3 Macs...

Good luck with your solution. I've got 3 Macs running 10.4.10 with frequent smart update clones to external FW via SD. I have not experienced any bugs so far...ymmv. I had previously used CCC before...
Forum: General 06-20-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,544
Posted By brich
That's great news....thanks!

That's great news....thanks!
Forum: General 06-20-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,544
Posted By brich
Update on SD and Leopard Functionality?

Dave, can you share at this point any more info about SD within Leopard? Can we expect that the basic cloning and smart update functionality to bootable FW drives (for example) will be similar, or...
Forum: General 02-09-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,085
Posted By brich
I also use Win XP every day, and I'm not aware of...

I also use Win XP every day, and I'm not aware of any backup app that will create a bootable clone of a Windows system...Ghost imaging for sure, but I believe the bootable functionality of an exact...
Forum: General 08-17-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 51,357
Posted By brich
I spend half of my work day on XP systems and the...

I spend half of my work day on XP systems and the other half on OSX systems. In my experience and opinion, SuperDuper is among the most reliable and user-friendly apps available to geeks and newbies...
Forum: General 08-13-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 51,357
Posted By brich
The SD user manual is a PDF downloadable from...

The SD user manual is a PDF downloadable from this site for free. I believe it recommends use of a firewire drive as the recommended solution with this app. While I haven't used SD in the Enterprise,...
Forum: General 08-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 51,357
Posted By brich
If I were advising my customers re using...

If I were advising my customers re using SuperDuper for backups on the Mac side, I'd definitely recommend obtaining an external firewire drive (better consistent throughput than USB). Creating...
Forum: General 03-03-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,612
Posted By brich
Thank you, as always!

Thank you, as always!
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