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Forum: General 02-11-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,700
Posted By RobLewis
Comments on SD! and APFS

Just got around to installing SD! on my 2015 MacBook Pro. Cloned the internal SSD to an external USB3 hard drive APFS partition. Comments:


Interestingly, SD! reported that it evaluated...
Forum: General 11-02-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,892
Posted By RobLewis
One little annoyance…

I've used SD! (purchased copy) for years and it has been great.

But there's one little thing I wish could be improved: when it's doing a big copy operation, it goes a LONG time between updates of...
Forum: General 12-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,707
Posted By RobLewis
FWIW, I've been using the "defaults write"...

FWIW, I've been using the "defaults write" command in pre- and post-backup scripts for several weeks now, with no apparent problems.
Forum: General 10-26-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,536
Posted By RobLewis
Here's the short answer: In Terminal, enter...

Here's the short answer:

In Terminal, enter this command:

hdiutil compact "Name of your backup.sparseimage"

Then go do something else for a while.
As noted above, sparse images can grow by...
Forum: General 10-19-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,446
Posted By RobLewis
Um, glad you mentioned that. It appears I've been...

Um, glad you mentioned that. It appears I've been looking at the wrong log. I just assumed there would be one log that contained the history of every run.

Not sure yet, but it may have been...
Forum: General 10-18-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,814
Posted By RobLewis
This sounds like the problem I've been having. ...

This sounds like the problem I've been having.

BTW, I understand that Apple is discouraging the use of cron for scheduling things, and has a recommended alternative (launch services?). Can you...
Forum: General 10-18-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,446
Posted By RobLewis
OK, I just added a new scheduled backup for a few...

OK, I just added a new scheduled backup for a few minutes in the future, and watched it work the way it's supposed to. So what's different between now and 2:30AM, when my non-working backups are...
Forum: General 10-18-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,446
Posted By RobLewis
Interesting: the "Scheduled Copies" window says...

Interesting: the "Scheduled Copies" window says the Last Copy was on Oct 16 (when the most recent scheduled backup should have run), but the Log window says it was Oct. 14 (which was the last manual...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,446
Posted By RobLewis
OK, are you saying that I don't need to run the...

OK, are you saying that I don't need to run the pre-backup script command:
>diskutil mount MyBackupVol
?

On the logging thing: in the log I'm looking at, only the second line of the log shows...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,446
Posted By RobLewis
Well, so far I haven't seen it work. I've tried...

Well, so far I haven't seen it work. I've tried deleting and re-creating the schedule, with no success.

Comment: it would be helpful if log entries showed the date as well as the time. It would...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,860
Posted By RobLewis
I believe a volume must have a GUID partition...

I believe a volume must have a GUID partition scheme if you want to be able to boot it on an Intel Mac. The volume is readable on (IIRC) any Mac running Tiger or later, but only boots on Intel...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,446
Posted By RobLewis
Having a scheduling problem

I'm trying to schedule a backup. I want SD! to
--run a script to mount the destination volume and disable Time Machine
--do a Smart Backup
--run another script to re-enable Time Machine
--unmount...
Forum: General 10-10-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,049
Posted By RobLewis
Thanks. Frankly, I'm a little suspicious of...

Thanks.

Frankly, I'm a little suspicious of the makers of ALL disk repair utilities. It's in their interest to inflate the severity of any minor problems they find, in order to make it seem like...
Forum: General 10-09-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,049
Posted By RobLewis
What is SD! doing to my backup volume?

As an experiment, I ran DiskWarrior 4.2 on my backup volume. It found some minor problems and fixed them.

Then I did a Smart Backup of my boot drive to the volume, then immediately ran...
Forum: General 10-09-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 19,249
Posted By RobLewis
"Permission denied" in log

I'm trying to do a scheduled backup with shell scripts running before and after.

The "before" script mounts the backup volume and disables Time Machine:
diskutil mount MyBackupVol
defaults...
Forum: General 10-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,683
Posted By RobLewis
Ignore previous post

In the immortal words of Emily Litella, "Never mind."

I guess it was due to the earlier problem that I wasn't seeing all the scheduled operations. Now they're there.
Forum: General 10-08-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,683
Posted By RobLewis
That did the trick, thanks:). Suggestion:...

That did the trick, thanks:).

Suggestion: expand the "What's going to happen" section to include things like:

"First, the shell script <script name> will be run."

and

"Finally, the...
Forum: General 10-08-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,683
Posted By RobLewis
Unhappy Can't select a pre-run shell script

Under Advanced Options, I check the "Run shell script before copy starts" box. Then I click Choose... and navigate to my script, called MountBackupVol.sh (a simple 1-line script: diskutil mount...
Forum: General 09-30-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,707
Posted By RobLewis
Feature Idea: disable Time Machine during backups

I don't know if this is even possible, but it seems like it would be good if SD could temporarily suspend Time Machine backups while it was imaging a drive. I know you already suspend Spotlight...
Forum: General 08-29-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,443
Posted By RobLewis
Feature request: compact destination image after backup

When SD! does a Smart Update to a disk sparse image, disk space is not reclaimed when an old file is deleted from the image. So the image file keeps growing even if the source volume doesn't. (I've...
Forum: General 08-19-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 16,583
Posted By RobLewis
Feature Idea: disable Time Machine on clone

My main boot drive has Time Machine enabled. If I clone it and boot from the clone, isn't it going to start writing backup data to the same backup drive?

If I don't want this to happen, I guess I...
Forum: General 01-24-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,073
Posted By RobLewis
Command Line version of SD!?

Have you given any consideration to a command line version of SuperDuper!?

It would be nice to be able to log in remotely using Terminal and initiate a backup job.
Forum: General 02-09-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,320
Posted By RobLewis
Two Feature Requests

1. (I requested this quite a while ago; here it is again.) The statistics that SD! displays during a run are not very helpful in determining if your backup image is about to fill up. I would love...
Forum: General 09-09-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,709
Posted By RobLewis
Possible new feature: reclaim disk image storage?

I just read in October MacWorld (p. 88) that sparse image files grow as needed, but they don't shrink when files are deleted. You have to use the hdiutil command in Terminal to reclaim the space.
...
Forum: General 05-31-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,470
Posted By RobLewis
Enhancement Request re Progress Report

I love SD!, but I'd love it just a bit more if...

As my backup image gets closer to getting full, the need for this feature becomes more pressing: Presently, SD! reports (I forget exact words)...
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