Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-09-2008, 05:02 AM
joemac joemac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 24
Question is the user guide current AND complete ?

hi dave

after replacing a failed hard drive and before doing a "recovering from a disaster" with s/d!...

i printed and reread the user guide dated 2003-2006...

there are less than 2 pages (ok 3 if u count the fluff) on the recovering from a disaster process...

however while actually DOING the recover/restore i found several options NOT covered in the user guide...

basically at the restore/copy now screens in s/d! there are 3 or 4? drop down menus...

each with 3-6 options...

these are not exactly straight forward for the NOVICE, for example ...

1. should the repair permissions box be checked or not on the source drive?

-i really didn't wanna alter my last clone even to repair permissions, since the clone seems to work PERFECTLY as i use it...

2. smart update or erase and re-write?

-on a new drive there really isn't anything to erase, but smart update is implied to be the 'faster' approach...

-and in fact, since my first attempt at recovering FAILED with s/d!, i did use timemachine which worked pretty darn well.

-had i known that s/d! would erase this t/m stuff as part of the "recover from a disaster" process,

-i would not have rebooted the drive from the install disc and erase/formatted/repaired it again with disc utility.

3. make bootable? again think novice. i know what this means but wondered WHY the option even existed to do/not do this.

4. do nothing? shut down? restart? and so on...

-a page in the user guide explaining what each of the 5 or 6 choices will do EXACTLY...

-would be in keeping wiht the matter of fact/clear and well explained nature of superduper!

so is there any plans to UPDATE the user guide to include MORE info on the MOST CRITICAL feature of s/d!

namely "recovery from a disaster"????

thanks again for great software.

joemac

Last edited by joemac; 08-09-2008 at 05:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-09-2008, 09:48 AM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,344
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
They're not mentioned because their settings don't matter, actually -- and, since you've already done the copy the other way, and you're doing exactly the same thing when restoring, the settings are fine at their defaults.

So, while I might tweak the section a bit, I don't plan to expand it too much, no -- it hasn't seemed to be a problem for most users...
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-24-2008, 08:10 PM
Anne R Anne R is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 5
Smart Update

I'm doing my first Smart Update external drive from Mac HD.

So does it not matter whether the box is Checked or Unchecked for "Repair Permissions on Mac HD"?

What are "Permissions"? What is the benefit of checking?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2008, 08:15 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,344
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
It's just a convenience for users who feel the need to do this before each backup. In general, it's not necessary, which is why it defaults to 'off'.
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-24-2008, 11:43 PM
Anne R Anne R is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 5
That's great, thank you.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Copying USER folder Allar General 3 04-03-2008 04:14 PM
How to recover my FileVault-protected user files? Jos General 9 11-27-2007 05:30 PM
Smart update user files to pre-existing bootable volume = disaster! Sondergaard General 6 04-24-2007 06:09 PM
User Guide Disappeared? MMM General 5 04-01-2006 05:06 PM
Backup current user homedir only fmsteger General 1 01-04-2006 10:31 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.