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Forum: General 11-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,853
Posted By chris_johnsen
Using a sand box to "play with" a new major...

Using a sand box to "play with" a new major release of the OS is a bad idea.

Between major releases the bundled applications (Mail, iCal, Address Book, etc.) will often change how they store user...
Forum: General 11-10-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By chris_johnsen
Also, besides the interconnect speed, you have to...

Also, besides the interconnect speed, you have to consider the drives.

Putting a drive that can not manage to “soak” a FW400 connection in an FW800 enclosure will not make it any faster. You would...
Forum: General 11-06-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,202
Posted By chris_johnsen
Without your backup volume connected, look in the...

Without your backup volume connected, look in the folder named Volumes on your normal starup volume for a directory with the same name as your usual backup volume. You can check that it is it the one...
Forum: General 10-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,545
Posted By chris_johnsen
Yes, the Option-boot menu will probe for all...

Yes, the Option-boot menu will probe for all bootable volumes (internal, FireWire, USB) and present them. Even if you have a non-bootable internal disk, any external disks you have attached will show...
Forum: General 10-30-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,545
Posted By chris_johnsen
To boot from an alternate device, hold down...

To boot from an alternate device, hold down Option while booting the computer. You will get a boot menu. Pick your FireWire drive from that menu.

To restore, just use SuperDuper! to “Backup - all...
Forum: General 10-11-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,404
Posted By chris_johnsen
No, you would normally use SuperDuper! to do the...

No, you would normally use SuperDuper! to do the clone from the mounted sparse image to an actual partition ("Restore - all files"; or "Backup - all files" if there is no Time Machine data on the...
Forum: General 09-29-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,269
Posted By chris_johnsen
"Restore - all files" is only needed when a...

"Restore - all files" is only needed when a single volume is used for both a SuperDuper! backup and Time Machine snapshots. The difference from "Backup - all files" is that “Restore” will not copy...
Forum: General 09-24-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,641
Posted By chris_johnsen
Like Dave said, you will “need enough space for...

Like Dave said, you will “need enough space for the data plus plenty of extra growing room”.

Technically, if you are only using 40GB of your 500GB disk, you could back that up onto a 40GB disk....
Forum: General 08-15-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,168
Posted By chris_johnsen
Are you sure it is really hanging? While...

Are you sure it is really hanging? While SuperDuper! is copying a very large file there are no status updates (except for elapsed time?).

Although Smart Update would skip such a large file on...
Forum: General 08-15-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By chris_johnsen
Something else that might support this hypothesis...

Something else that might support this hypothesis is if the “bay 2” boots only happen when it is a “cold” boot from a completely powered-off state. Normal reboots ( > Restart…, or restart from the...
Forum: General 08-15-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By chris_johnsen
It is an iBook G4 with an apparently...

It is an iBook G4 with an apparently broken/flakey ATA controller (if any HD is attached, the system eventually stops working). Maybe it is a bad solder joint, maybe it is just another marginal iBook...
Forum: General 08-14-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By chris_johnsen
First, SuperDuper! will always try to make it...

First, SuperDuper! will always try to make it possible to boot a destination volume if the source volume was bootable. This does not mean that the machine will automatically boot from such a...
Forum: General 08-05-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,892
Posted By chris_johnsen
It sounds like you are using a scheduled backup. ...

It sounds like you are using a scheduled backup.



All of the settings for a scheduled backup are saved when that backup is scheduled. Later changes made to the settings (source, destination,...
Forum: General 08-01-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,920
Posted By chris_johnsen
In my About This Mac window it is right above the...

In my About This Mac window it is right above the "More Info…" button. Besides OS version beneath the prominent "Mac OS X" text, there are two buttons and three lines of text info: "Software Update…"...
Forum: General 07-22-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,416
Posted By chris_johnsen
You probably just need to make it executable...

You probably just need to make it executable (SuperDuper! run the script as root already).

Do chmod +x '/Users/garysumlak/Documents/!Shell Scripts/eject Drobo2' in a Terminal window.
Forum: General 07-21-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,920
Posted By chris_johnsen
I have never heard of a Mac booting off of an...

I have never heard of a Mac booting off of an drive with solely an MBR partition (discounting the GPT/MBR hybrid that Boot Camp can create), but I suppose it is possible (after all, Intel Macs...
Forum: General 06-26-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,879
Posted By chris_johnsen
You should not have to do anything extra to have...

You should not have to do anything extra to have a bootable backup. Just backup to a volume on a disk that is partitioned suitably for your platform (GUID partitioning for Intel Macs). SuperDuper!...
Forum: General 06-24-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,205
Posted By chris_johnsen
Yes, you can use SuperDuper! to backup your...

Yes, you can use SuperDuper! to backup your existing system before installing Leopard.

As you guessed, you can even 'migrate' your data onto a clean install directly from the backup. And yes,...
Forum: General 06-24-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By chris_johnsen
Google for "target disk mode": How to use...

Google for "target disk mode": How to use FireWire target disk mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661).
Forum: General 06-17-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,980
Posted By chris_johnsen
I do not do (automatically) scheduled backups, so...

I do not do (automatically) scheduled backups, so I am not sure.

If your scheduled backups are working despite these emails showing that it is not able to start the "Copy Job" app, then I would...
Forum: General 06-17-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,980
Posted By chris_johnsen
Note: I will be describing what I see on my Tiger...

Note: I will be describing what I see on my Tiger machine. If you have Leopard some details might be different.

System-based email is in the file /var/mail/username (where username is your user's...
Forum: General 06-16-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,135
Posted By chris_johnsen
The "initial boot" migration is special in that...

The "initial boot" migration is special in that it has a better chance or migrating everything with as few changes as possible. Migrations can be done after that, but they may not work as well (among...
Forum: General 06-14-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,285
Posted By chris_johnsen
Usually a "disk image", is a ".sparseimage" (or...

Usually a "disk image", is a ".sparseimage" (or ".dmg", or ".sparsebundle", etc.) file. Such a file (or bundle) is not directly bootable. The problem is that the boot firmware of Macs only really...
Forum: General 06-11-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,647
Posted By chris_johnsen
You probably need to repartition the disk with...

You probably need to repartition the disk with APM to use it as a startup disk on the G5.

Both PPC and Intel Macs can boot FireWire drives, but the drive is supposed to have a different...
Forum: General 06-10-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,534
Posted By chris_johnsen
That is also my understanding. A stopped SD!...

That is also my understanding. A stopped SD! backup will leave the destination with some "new" files (ones copied before it is stopped) and some "old" files (those not yet processed before the backup...
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