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Forum: General 09-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By camner
I was trying to make things easier for you so you...

I was trying to make things easier for you so you wouldn't have to associate a forum post with attached screenshots with a log file that came in separately...I won't do it again. Sorry.


Yeah, I...
Forum: General 09-28-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By camner
backup of system data volume will not mount

I have an external drive partitioned into two APFS volumes (but only 1 container). I ran SuperDuper! to clone my laptop Catalina (10.15.7) system drive to one of the partitions on the external...
Forum: General 08-19-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By camner
Using SD for archiving original versions of files?

I'd like to archive original versions of photo images after they are transferred from the camera's card to my hard drive. So, I want SD not to alter any file on the destination, no matter what has...
Forum: General 06-03-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By camner
Thanks for the reply. Perhaps you can...

Thanks for the reply.

Perhaps you can suggest a better alternative for me...here's my use case:

My laptop has <250GB on it, and because it has no important data on it that isn't elsewhere...
Forum: General 05-31-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By camner
Backing up to disk images in Catalina?

I've always used SD's "clone to disk image" feature to keep backups of volumes as part of my backup strategy. (I have a rotating set of 4 drives to which I make a normal backup, and then...
Forum: General 06-14-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,900
Posted By camner
Thanks for the quick reply. Makes sense. Do...

Thanks for the quick reply. Makes sense.

Do you have a favorite archiving app?
Forum: General 06-14-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,900
Posted By camner
Thanks for the quick reply. I think of SD!...

Thanks for the quick reply.

I think of SD! with my weekly (rotating for a month) full system cloning as my "backup" in terms of recovering from things like disk failure, system updates that went...
Forum: General 06-14-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,900
Posted By camner
SuperDuper! and copying Time Machine drives

Over the years I've used SD! successfully a number of times to clone a TM drive when the drive ran out of room (or if I just wanted to use a newer drive). It's always been successful (AFAIK...)

I...
Forum: General 07-18-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,004
Posted By camner
SDCopy process running, SD app is not

In Activity Monitor, the SDCopy process is running and hogging about 110% CPU, but the SD app itself is not running.

Am I correct that this is not expected behavior?

Thanks.
Forum: General 08-23-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,360
Posted By camner
A small question of reporting...

This obviously doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things, but I was cloning off a large disk (3TB), and I came across the attached, which shows SD reporting more files evaluated (160,949)...
Forum: General 03-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,958
Posted By camner
Hmmm...interesting. I have seen this problem...

Hmmm...interesting. I have seen this problem without an intervening restart.

I just decided to try deleting the .DS_Store file in the Settings folder. I have no idea whether than will make a...
Forum: General 03-28-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,958
Posted By camner
I can't account for this, but this is what...

I can't account for this, but this is what happens for me....

I backup using SD once a week, and I have three different volumes to backup, using three different SD settings files. When I first...
Forum: General 03-10-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,958
Posted By camner
sort order in Load Settings

This is an extremely small matter....

Whenever I open SD and then go to Load Settings, the sort order of the items is always by modification date rather than by file name (I'd prefer the latter). ...
Forum: General 10-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,915
Posted By camner
Thanks for the response. It's only of academic...

Thanks for the response. It's only of academic interest.
Forum: General 10-27-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,915
Posted By camner
size of sparseimage clone

I just cloned a volume that was 108GB, but the sparseimage target is only 88GB. When I mount the sparseimage, the resulting volume is 88GB in Finder's Get Info, but when showing file/folder sizes in...
Forum: General 10-26-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,589
Posted By camner
Thanks much. I think I understand now.

Thanks much. I think I understand now.
Forum: General 10-26-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,589
Posted By camner
Color me potentially confused...sorry if I'm...

Color me potentially confused...sorry if I'm being dense.

1. It seems to me that if I want to clone a physical volume to a physical volume AND I wish to have a compressed, read-only disk image of...
Forum: General 10-26-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,589
Posted By camner
Is this a distinction without an important...

Is this a distinction without an important difference? (That is, the end result is the same and the methodology difference shouldn't matter to end user?)
Forum: General 10-26-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,870
Posted By camner
(Didn't miss the reply this time..but for some...

(Didn't miss the reply this time..but for some reason I don't get the email notification, even though I have "instant notification" on...doesn't show up in the Gmail spam folder, either...perhaps the...
Forum: General 10-26-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,589
Posted By camner
SD compressed images vs Disk Utility "convert" option

When SD is asked to create a read-only image, it is a two-step process. SD first makes a sparseimage, and then creates a second file with dmg extension which is the final, desired file.

There are...
Forum: General 10-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,870
Posted By camner
Thanks for the quick reply, which somehow I...

Thanks for the quick reply, which somehow I missed. :(

So, the conclusion for next time I need to do this is "Go ahead, click 'ignore ownership' and don't worry about what the system does...when...
Forum: General 09-28-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,870
Posted By camner
Implications of ignoring permissions on external drive

My Mac Pro is in the shop and I'm working off my laptop. I have a SD! copy of my Mac Pro boot disk on an external drive connected to the laptop.

The UID of my Mac Pro user is different than the...
Forum: General 03-22-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,052
Posted By camner
Thanks for your response. As it's a 5 year old...

Thanks for your response. As it's a 5 year old drive, I think I'll go the replacement route.
Forum: General 03-22-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,052
Posted By camner
recovering from i/o error

Yesterday I cloned one external drive to another external, and just about the same time that SD finished up, there was a spontaneous unmount of the target volume. This has happened to me before...
Forum: General 12-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,926
Posted By camner
Thanks for the reply. I've tried a variety of...

Thanks for the reply. I've tried a variety of different destinations, and the problem only seems to be from this particular sparseimage source. So perhaps there could be a corruption issue there?
...
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