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Old 07-18-2007, 11:44 AM
mjt mjt is offline
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Smart Update Onto Source Drive -> Disk Full

This morning I found that my overnight backup had failed, and there was a message from OS X saying that my boot drive was full, even though there should have been about 40 GB free. Sure enough, the Finder reported that the drive was totally full. The destination drive was called HDBackupOdd, and it turns out that SuperDuper had been backing up into a folder called /Volumes/HDBackupOdd. But this was a regular folder on the source drive, not the mount point of the destination drive. So it copied the source into itself until the drive was full.

Everthing's fixed now, but I wanted to report this in case someone else runs into a similar problem and freaks out wondering why their drive is suddenly full.

I had mounted and unmounted the destination drive several times before starting the backup, so I guess somehow SuperDuper got confused and used the wrong mount point. Perhaps in a future version it could do some kind of check to make sure that the destination path is actually on the selected destination device.
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