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Forum: General 11-19-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnanian
I don't think it significantly improves security...

I don't think it significantly improves security on macOS. You get prompted for authorization regardless for anything that needs escalation...if Apple was really worried about this, they wouldn't...
Forum: General 11-12-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By dnanian
I don't think it would be even remotely...

I don't think it would be even remotely surprising to find that unsupported Macs are unsupported, in general. Once you start "patching" things to get OS versions that specifically exclude a given Mac...
Forum: General 11-09-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By dnanian
It's possible that updating the OS on the backup...

It's possible that updating the OS on the backup using the regular update mechanism might work, yes, but it's also possible it wouldn't. You'd have to try it, but make sure you have other options...
Forum: General 11-09-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By dnanian
I don't understand how this could possibly work?...

I don't understand how this could possibly work? The Smart Update won't update the OS on Big Sur and later.
Forum: General 11-08-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By dnanian
No, you should not necessarily see them in the...

No, you should not necessarily see them in the Startup Disk preference pane, as indicated in the blog post. It should show up in Power+Boot (and may show up in the startup disk preference pane once...
Forum: General 11-08-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By dnanian
What specific external drive is it? Is it...

What specific external drive is it? Is it attached directly to the Mac? Is there one one partition on it?

This may get into details about your system that are better to handle off-forum, Dan. Send...
Forum: General 11-08-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By dnanian
Smart Update, under Big Sur and later, is not the...

Smart Update, under Big Sur and later, is not the same, as it should say in "What's going to happen?" near the bottom.

Specifically, it does not copy or update the OS.

So, when made properly,...
Forum: General 11-08-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By dnanian
You've missed something. SuperDuper continues to...

You've missed something. SuperDuper continues to make bootable backups.

I explain the process at http://www.shirt-pocket.blog (and it should also indicate what's going on in the "What's going to...
Forum: General 10-30-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By dnanian
Hi, Pasha. I explain the deal at the blog: ...

Hi, Pasha. I explain the deal at the blog:

https://www.shirtpocket.com/blog/index.php/shadedgrey/comments/native_apple_silicon_big_sur_monterey/

So, you can either use your old license under...
Forum: General 10-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By dnanian
Yes, that makes sense. They wiped the system...

Yes, that makes sense. They wiped the system which changed the UIDs.

You should be able to start up from the backup, if you turn on the ability to start up from external devices in Recovery's...
Forum: General 10-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By dnanian
If you start up from the drive, do things look...

If you start up from the drive, do things look normal? We are definitely copying the permissions as they are on the drive - is this from the same Mac?

Remember - permissions aren't based on your...
Forum: General 10-12-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By dnanian
You're just not allowed to look in that folder...

You're just not allowed to look in that folder due to permissions/ownership. That's entirely normal.
Forum: General 10-08-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnanian
A pleasure. Glad that worked.

A pleasure. Glad that worked.
Forum: General 10-07-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnanian
Give yourself admin privileges and see if that...

Give yourself admin privileges and see if that helps. I think it will.
Forum: General 10-06-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnanian
It should work if the drive is mounted. Are you...

It should work if the drive is mounted. Are you logged in as an admin?
Forum: General 10-06-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnanian
It's a new Big Sur message. Basically, mounting...

It's a new Big Sur message. Basically, mounting volumes with Disk Utility won't work without authorization, even when running as 'root', unless the screen is unlocked. It's kind of ridiculous,...
Forum: General 08-24-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,118
Posted By dnanian
V3.5 B3? Or some other version?

V3.5 B3? Or some other version?
Forum: General 08-22-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By dnanian
So, if you're getting a bless error, that...

So, if you're getting a bless error, that sometimes means the EFI volume that's on the drive is too small.

Did you erase this drive from the hardware - that is, the actual hardware entry in Disk...
Forum: General 08-20-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By dnanian
You can't copy Big Sur successfully unless you're...

You can't copy Big Sur successfully unless you're booted from it.
Forum: General 08-20-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By dnanian
Well, the OS is not universal, and as such M1...

Well, the OS is not universal, and as such M1 copies definitely won't and can't boot on Intel, and vice versa. As I explain in the blog, you can migrate from an Intel Copy on M1 (and M1 on Intel),...
Forum: General 08-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,275
Posted By dnanian
It has a server component on the other side that...

It has a server component on the other side that manages the connection. So the actual "transfer" is intermediated in a way that avoids corruption.

(Does that mean nothing can go wrong? No. But...
Forum: General 08-10-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,275
Posted By dnanian
In general, I don't feel that WiFi backups...

In general, I don't feel that WiFi backups without active participation (eg a server managing the connection, like iSCSI) on the other end are reliable. You can do it, but as you likely saw with Time...
Forum: General 07-26-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By dnanian
The lock does have to be clicked. That authorizes...

The lock does have to be clicked. That authorizes our agent to copy without admin privileges (or, rather, gives the agent admin privileges).

However, we've seen some prompting under Big Sur -...
Forum: General 07-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By dnanian
Is your account an admin account? Unfortunately,...

Is your account an admin account? Unfortunately, Big Sur requires Admin permissions for more items that you'd expect, even if being called from an app running suid 'root'...
Forum: General 07-20-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By dnanian
It doesn't give us any status or progress, so we...

It doesn't give us any status or progress, so we have no idea. And we don't know if it safe to cancel, so we don't put a button up...
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