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Forum: General 04-06-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Irl
Dave, thanks for the advice, which I followed....

Dave, thanks for the advice, which I followed. Everything seems to be working. A couple questions/comments: If I want to create a new backup, it appears that I need to use Disk Utility to create a...
Forum: General 04-05-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Irl
The external HD has 3 partitions: one for backing...

The external HD has 3 partitions: one for backing up MBOSX, one for Time Machine, and a large one containing half a dozen sparsebundles including my Userdata backup. I think you're saying to do the...
Forum: General 04-05-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Irl
New Mac with APFS backing up to ext HFS+?

I split my new MacBook Pro's APFS internal SSD into three volumes (MBOSX, the system disk; MBUserData, with all user account data; and MBExtra, which is scratch I won't ever back up). These are all...
Forum: General 03-13-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Irl
Thanks, Dave. However, when I click the triangle...

Thanks, Dave. However, when I click the triangle nothing happens. Also, the triangle might be dimmed; here's what the buttons look like:
Forum: General 03-13-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Irl
Caution triangle (?) on Copy Now button

What does it mean when the Copy Now button in the main SD! window has a triangle next to the text?
Forum: General 12-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Irl
What is a "snapshot"?

I was intrigued by the update notes about v3 regarding snapshots. However, there's nothing in the user manual about such things. Is there a new user manual I can download? How do I tell whether I...
Forum: General 07-07-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By Irl
Replacing a failing multipartition internal SSD

I have a MacBookPro11,2 running 10.11.6. I am getting internal-test (S.M.A.R.T.) messages that the 500 GB SSD internal disk is wearing out. I have three partitions on it in addition to EFI and...
Forum: General 04-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By Irl
Sparsebundle greyed out in SD but mountable

I wanted to restore a HD partition from a recent SD! backup sparsebundle (which is stored on a different HD partition, WD_Bkps, but is not a separate volume). In SD!, trying "Copy" from Disk Image......
Forum: General 04-16-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,427
Posted By Irl
How to boot to a sparse bundle

Is there a way to boot to a sparse bundle (which is not on its own partition)? I recently migrated to El Cap, saving my previous Mavericks bootable partition to a sparse bundle. I want to back boot...
Forum: General 08-05-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By Irl
Update requires to redo schedules -- unlock only?

The "please update me" message which came up with SD 2.6.4 this morning warns that the schedules will have to be re-done afterwards. However, after the install of 2.7, all the schedules seemed OK,...
Forum: General 08-05-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,270
Posted By Irl
Auto-install of 2.7 failure message

This morning when I started SD it asked to upgrade and I clicked "OK". The built-in installer ran but the log ended with an alleged failure: the last few lines of the log are
| 06:23:12 AM | Info | ...
Forum: General 02-21-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,907
Posted By Irl
One thing I forgot to mention: after the...

One thing I forgot to mention: after the re"install", the first time I ran anything I got the prompt to authorize, which, per other posts, is not surprising since that bundle info would not be in the...
Forum: General 02-19-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,907
Posted By Irl
Scheduled backups fail after system disk restore

Running 10.4.11and SD v2.6.4:
A couple weeks ago the Finder somehow got trashed (I think that's what it was) -- system would start up but user logins hung with the menu bar only partly populated....
Forum: General 10-26-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,008
Posted By Irl
The launchd process is live; I assume that is the...

The launchd process is live; I assume that is the target of launchctl, rather than there being a separate launchctl process.
I fixed the problem as follows:
deleted the...
Forum: General 10-26-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,008
Posted By Irl
Full history: While starting up, started an...

Full history:
While starting up, started an application (Amadeus Pro) which tries to allocate a large scratch memory area. (This may be irrelevant.) System hung, Finder didn't start. Tried quitting...
Forum: General 10-26-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,008
Posted By Irl
Question Dead <Copy now> on scheduled-backup list

I have several backups on the "Scheduled backups" list. Usually, if I select one and click "copy now", it runs. I had some system issues (somehow the finder's plist permissions got reset to "nobody...
Forum: General 10-03-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,826
Posted By Irl
Run a backup from the Dock with no further user intervention

The problem solved is to make a one-click backup. Dave Nanian pointed me to an earlier thread in the FAQ, titled
Can I use SuperDuper! 2.0 with my Maxtor OneTouch Button?
which seems to have...
Forum: General 08-13-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,406
Posted By Irl
... more on that: if instead I unpack it and...

... more on that:
if instead I unpack it and enter
sh [path to quitall.sh]
it runs although it gives different errors:
37:38: syntax error: No user interaction allowed. (-1713)
44:45: syntax...
Forum: General 08-13-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,406
Posted By Irl
Is there some reason you are invoking the zip...

Is there some reason you are invoking the zip archive rather than unpacking it and invoking that? When I use Terminal and enter
sh [path to quitall.sh.zip]
I get an error. It's a different one,...
Forum: General 08-13-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,679
Posted By Irl
OK, it's fixed but it's weird ...

I just noticed the forum has a "similar threads" feature and found DN's "I just wanted to copy a single folder but it copied the whole drive". I tried adding
ignore .*
so now the commands are...
Forum: General 08-13-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,679
Posted By Irl
How to copy a single folder plus contents

On my volume Extra there is a top-level folder ToBackup. I want to Smart-Update it to a sparse image called ToBackupBackup. I started with the Backup - All Files script, added and added two commands...
Forum: General 07-31-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,399
Posted By Irl
How about ntbackup?

... title says it all. It's not horrible to use. I haven't actually had to use it to restore a bootable drive, though, just to recover earlier versions of files I accidentally over-wrote.
Forum: General 07-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,320
Posted By Irl
Workaround

I had the same issue -- wanted to image the volumes on my older Mac to an external drive on my new Mac while running SuperDuper! on my new Mac. What I ended up doing was running SD (older version,...
Forum: General 07-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,811
Posted By Irl
Run on click without questions

I've transitioned to SuperDuper! from Retrospect and one feature I haven't found is the capability to create something that lives in the Dock and will run a specific backup (.dset) upon clicking....
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