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Forum: General 10-08-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Dan Lester
need to have Admin privileges

Yep, tried that last night and it worked. In order to do unsupervised scheduled backups with Big Sur, you need to give yourself Administrator privileges. Quite bizarre. Thanks for figuring that out.
Forum: General 10-06-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Dan Lester
No, I am not logged in as Admin, but in...

No, I am not logged in as Admin, but in principle, I could just give myself Admin privileges.

The bottom line question here is whether unsupervised scheduled backups can even be done anymore in...
Forum: General 10-06-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Dan Lester
"Unless screen is unlocked"? Does that mean the...

"Unless screen is unlocked"? Does that mean the screen has to be active? If so, does that mean that a scheduled SuperDuper run has to be done with a scheduled "wake", in that the machine has to be...
Forum: General 10-06-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Dan Lester
odd messages about making changes

I do a SuperDuper! scheduled backup every night. In the last week or so, some odd things have been happening. I get up in the morning, and am confronted by a "diskutil wants to make changes" message,...
Forum: General 07-27-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By Dan Lester
Well, it worked fine last night, so maybe it just...

Well, it worked fine last night, so maybe it just does that unexpected prompting occasionally. I'll just cross my fingers.
Forum: General 07-26-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By Dan Lester
OK, thank you. So I want the lock clicked shut to...

OK, thank you. So I want the lock clicked shut to (hopefully) allow unsupervised backups. But I too have been seeing that unexpected prompting with Big Sur. If I keep having problems, I guess I'll...
Forum: General 07-26-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By Dan Lester
I have not given my account Admin privileges, but...

I have not given my account Admin privileges, but I guess I could.

Not sure what you're saying. In order to schedule an unsupervised backup without password authentication, I have to have Admin...
Forum: General 07-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By Dan Lester
password authentication

Pardon all my questions, but migration to Big Sur is proceeding a bit haltingly. Your 3.5-beta3 seems to be working very well, but I have a question about copying without password authentication.
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Forum: General 07-20-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you. I wonder if it would be possible to...

Thank you. I wonder if it would be possible to include an indicator of how far along the process is? I assume what's taking so long is rewriting with data preservation, because if you just use Disk...
Forum: General 07-19-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By Dan Lester
APFS conversion - how big a beverage?

So I'm using 3.5-beta3 to do an APFS conversion of a 500GB SATA disk. I am told "This could take a long time: you might want to get yourself a beverage." It's taking a very long time. Should I spring...
Forum: General 07-09-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you. I guess that makes sense. I've always...

Thank you. I guess that makes sense. I've always made the boot disk name the same as the machine name, but as you point out, there is no reason that you need to do that. They are completely...
Forum: General 07-08-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dan Lester
interesting observation

I have two identical iMacs. One that I use routinely (let's call it Joe), and another that I use for other stuff (let's call it Frank). The logic board on Joe crapped out, and Joe is defunct. So I...
Forum: General 07-06-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you. That's exactly the kind of wisdom I...

Thank you. That's exactly the kind of wisdom I was looking for.
Forum: General 07-05-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By Dan Lester
backup medium?

I'm planning to upgrade my backup strategy from 3.5" hard disks.

Just out of curiosity, what are the comparative advantages of using a full-up external SSD for backup, as opposed to, say, an SSD...
Forum: General 05-29-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you. I see that was written up in the 9/18...

Thank you. I see that was written up in the 9/18 Technical Update.

So this Finder extension lets you run settings files. I assume the way this works is that you right click on the setting file...
Forum: General 05-28-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dan Lester
"Run SuperDuper! Settings" ?

I'm using 10.11.6, and SD 3.3.1.

Never noticed this before, but when I right click on a folder, I'm given the option of "Run SuperDuper! Settings." Duh, what? I select that, and a funny gear...
Forum: General 07-05-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
Thank you Dave. Those actions are certainly not...

Thank you Dave. Those actions are certainly not loading down the system. I just find it curious that so much is going on. But I appreciate your explanation, and I will continue to enjoy using...
Forum: General 06-29-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
OK, but I just don't see what it needs to be busy...

OK, but I just don't see what it needs to be busy with. I mean, if I have a scheduled backup at 2am, what really needs to happen at 5:00pm, 5:01pm, 5:02pm or 5:03pm? I'm not familiar with how...
Forum: General 06-29-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
OK, thanks. No question it isn't loading down my...

OK, thanks. No question it isn't loading down my OS, but what in the world does it need to do every single minute??? My timed backups are once a day. Can't understand what it needs to be doing every...
Forum: General 06-29-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
Let me reinvigorate this discussion, Dave. I...

Let me reinvigorate this discussion, Dave. I happened to look at my Console today, which I don't routinely do, and just about EVERYTHING there is sdbackupbytime! I mean, THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of...
Forum: General 06-16-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
Well. by frantic activity, I just meant that in...

Well. by frantic activity, I just meant that in the space of a couple of minutes there were about fifteen or twenty messages on Console that came from sdbackupbytime. No messages from any other app....
Forum: General 06-16-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
Whoa. OK. So the frantic activity of...

Whoa. OK. So the frantic activity of sdbackupbytime didn't even have anything to do with the disk backup I just did? By that token, I guess the answer to my question is that sure, when the backup is...
Forum: General 06-15-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
Ah, OK. Thank you. So the frantic disk activity...

Ah, OK. Thank you. So the frantic disk activity wasn't connected to the frantic OS activity with sdbackupbytime that was being reported on Console. But that's ALL that Console was reporting. If it...
Forum: General 06-15-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,537
Posted By Dan Lester
sdbackupbytime?

I believe, over the years, there has been some discussion about this, but ...

Most of my backups are automatic. In the wee hours of the morning, when I can't monitor them. But every month or so, I...
Forum: General 04-14-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By Dan Lester
Let's try this again. I'm tooling along on my Mac...

Let's try this again. I'm tooling along on my Mac at 9:30pm last night, and SuperDuper suddenly starts a copy. Huhhh? My backup copies have always been scheduled for 2:30am. In fact, that morning it...
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