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Old 01-10-2011, 09:28 AM
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Backup Failure

I wanted to use an old USB drive that is filled up with old stuff, but, even when empty, is too small to backup my internal drive (and too small to even handle my Home folder), to back up my Documents folder. So, I created a "customized" script (backup user files, exclude everything except my Documents folder) and asked SD! to perform a Smart Update to that drive. However, when I ran it, it failed, indicating the following error:

| 06:15:43 AM | Error | 2011-01-10 06:15:43.852 SDCopy[1347:613] NSExceptionHandler has recorded the following exception:
| 06:15:44 AM | Error | NSUncaughtSystemExceptionException -- Uncaught system exception: signal 10
| 06:15:44 AM | Error | Stack trace: 0x98da3378 0x96daa46b 0xffffffff 0x96d6e25b 0x96d6e1ed 0x6c8e 0x5416 0x3405 0xa14d 0x2406 0x232d 0x11


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Old 01-10-2011, 09:37 AM
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The drive filled, and we've got a known bug with some error returns in our error-printing code. It's fixed for the next update, when that comes out.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:44 AM
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So, what do I do?
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Well, I assume your drive is too small, Nick... exclude more, and do an erase-then-copy?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:04 AM
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Yes, the drive is way too small. The script says to back up the user (me), and exclude all the user folders except the Documents folder, via a Smart Update. But that doesn't work.

So, are you suggesting that I first delete the entire contents of the drive (i.e., trash all the folders), and then run the script?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:20 AM
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If the drive is already full, Smart Update isn't going to work (see the Troubleshooting section of the User's Guide). Try an erase-then-copy backup rather than a smart update.
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