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

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-02-2007, 03:41 AM
nvpowerdoc nvpowerdoc is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1
Suggestion for keeping old "deleted" files

Is there a way to perform a backup to retain files within the backup that have since been deleted on the source drive? Essentially, we would like to remove old photos (over 20GB) from the source drive (and iPhoto for that matter) yet retain the original camera to iMac upload time/date stamp. I read in your documentation that files which are deleted on the source drive will be removed from the backup when doing a partial backup (Smart Update).

Reason for question: In the past I had made a simple copy of the photos onto an NTFS drive. Once the files copy, a new time/date stamp appears on each file (based on the day the file was copied). If the photo is moved back into iPhoto, it appears by date in the wrong order of when the photo was actually taken (and / or uploaded). This is important if you want to keep chronological order of the photos.

Should I do a full system backup, then a partial "user" file backup, delete the files on the source drive to free up space, then continuing doing "user" file backups to a new sparseimage?

Perhaps the easiest thing to do is buy a bigger hard drive - just that the machine is an older iMac G4 (my wife's), it works fine for what she does, it's just out of HD space (and I'm a PC guy with knowledge on building PCs not Macs).
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 08:51 AM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,827
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
I'd really suggest, in this case, a new drive. It's pretty easy to replace a drive with SD!, and you're going to be better off in the long run...
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote

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
Suggestion: include script re. GarageBand (big files) mypointofview General 1 02-26-2007 09:10 AM
Feature suggestion: new included script sportbiker General 3 08-30-2006 11:15 PM
SuperDuper! Erasing Audio Files? Emerson General 3 06-22-2005 01:41 PM
backing up specific files and folders winni2 General 1 05-04-2005 08:41 AM
How do I back up to a volume that has files on it? dnanian Frequently Asked Questions 0 05-02-2004 01:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.