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Old 01-05-2008, 09:40 AM
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Can SD! be safely used under Leopard if one is NOT using Time Machine?

I have upgraded to Leopard and need to perform backups. I would rather continue to use SD! and not switch to CCC, but I can't seem to find an answer to the above question and I am concerned about the lack of reliable backups. I need to travel late next week and would really like to get a backup of my laptop before I go.

Can anyone with relevant knowledge provide an answer?

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Old 01-05-2008, 10:12 AM
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:21 AM
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I need to travel late next week and would really like to get a backup of my laptop before I go.
Use Disk Utility.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:59 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like that's the route I'll take. Too bad its so slow.

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:27 PM
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I'm really disappointed with the situation here.

I have been backing up my 10.5.x install for a month or so using SuperDuper with out any knowledge of it's inability to properly perform it's job. There really should have been some information passed along to the user via the application interface regarding this. This is not a minor thing! Not everyone follows all the blogs & forums for each piece of software they buy.

As for the decision to add Time Machine support, I wish there was a "dot" release before the "new features" release to get things working on Leopard. I am sure there are a heck of a lot of people out there who are upgrading to Leopard who can do without Time Machine. I'm also quite sure there aren't that many people out there who are willing to upgrade to Leopard and forgo backing up for the couple of months it takes you guys to catch up.

I feel you dropped the ball on this one guys. If I hadn't tried rebooting from my backup this past week out of habit I wouldn't even know the danger I was in! Now I have to check out CCC or Disk Utility to hold me over until the next SuperDuper release comes out.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:11 PM
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Addressing Concerns

Hi Dave,

I wasn't posting here looking for an apology. I was more thinking along the lines that you might address the concerns raised in my previous post. Specifically:

1. Users need to be informed when their software is no longer functioning properly. As I stated above, if I hadn't tested my clone the other night I would still be blissfully unaware that I was no longer properly backed up. Will any effort be made to remedy this situation? Not everyone is checking the website and/or reading the blog/forums. Especially in these times of built in application updates. I asked SuperDuper to check for updates and it said I was up-to-date. I assumed this meant I was good to go. I mistake on my part but I don't think it an uncommon one.

2. I would hope that an emphasis would be placed on keeping the software functional vs adding new functionality. Any comment on this? I see updating for Time Machine as adding new functionality where as releasing an update prior to that to restore basic cloning would be keeping things functional. It's obviously your call as to which road to take but I would like to know your opinion on this so I can be better prepared for future system updates.

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:48 PM
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I'm sorry you're unhappy, villaman.
That's it? No explanation of the company's situation, not even a compassionate expression of concern for his problem - just sorry? Now I'm sorry I ever purchased this product.
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