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Old 12-06-2005, 06:15 PM
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How to verify a Scheduled Backup?

First, thanks for making SD with easy GU backups.

Second: what is the best way to verify that my 4am scheduled backup to my G5's second drive is working?

Currently, I have it set so that my G5 turns on at 4am every morning. At 4:10am, I have a SDuper scheduled Smart Update backup that goes to a second drive.

When I show up in the office about 6am, I'm never sure if SD backed up. So far, I can open up SD, and check the Show Log button, but is that the only way? Also, when I do check the log, I can't see a date, so I'm not sure which day the text is referring to.

thanks for any tips on this.

tuqqer

PS, in case someone asks, and it's helpful, here's what the log is showing:

| 04:10:23 AM | Info | SuperDuper!, 2.0.1 (76), path: /Applications/SuperDuper!.app, OS: 10.4.3 (8F46)
| 04:10:23 AM | Info | Source Drive: TigerTop, mount: /, device: Maxtor 6B300S0, interconnect: Internal ATA, file system: "Journaled HFS+", OS: 10.4.3 (8F46), capacity: 279.36 GB, used: 84.18 GB, directories: 87152, files: 386854, ejectable: NO, ACLs: Disabled
| 04:10:23 AM | Info | Target Drive: Backup Drive, mount: /Volumes/Backup Drive, device: ST3160023AS, interconnect: Internal ATA, file system: "Journaled HFS+", OS: 10.4.3 (8F46), capacity: 128.93 GB, used: 83.81 GB, directories: 87387, files: 387748, ejectable: NO, ACLs: Disabled
| 04:10:23 AM | Info | Copy Mode : Smart Update
| 04:10:23 AM | Info | Copy Script : Copy Docs,Pics,Desktop.dset
| 04:10:23 AM | Info | Transcript : BuildTranscript.plist
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | PHASE: 1. Prepare to Copy Files
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing TigerTop
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying the integrity of volinfo.database
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | volinfo.database OK
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on TigerTop
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for TigerTop
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | Permissions on '/' are enabled.
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing Backup Drive
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on Backup Drive
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for Backup Drive
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | Permissions on '/Volumes/Backup Drive' are enabled.
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that Backup Drive ACL support matches TigerTop
| 04:10:24 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Disabling Spotlight search indexing on Backup Drive
| 04:10:25 AM | Info | PHASE: 2. Copy Files
| 04:10:25 AM | Info | ...ACTION: Copying files from TigerTop to Backup Drive
| 04:10:25 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Cloning TigerTop to Backup Drive
| 04:10:25 AM | Info | Copying different files with delete using script: /Users/rso/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Copy Scripts/Copy Docs,Pics,Desktop.dset
| 04:10:25 AM | Info | Loading 3 commands from copy script /Users/rso/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Copy Scripts/Copy Docs,Pics,Desktop.dset
| 04:10:25 AM | Info | /
| 04:10:36 AM | Info | /bin
| 04:10:36 AM | Info | /.Spotlight-V100
| 04:10:39 AM | Info | /.Trashes
| 04:10:39 AM | Info | /.vol
| 04:10:39 AM | Info | /usr
| 04:10:54 AM | Info | /Applications
| 04:13:07 AM | Info | /automount
| 04:13:07 AM | Info | /Network
| 04:13:07 AM | Info | /cores
| 04:13:07 AM | Info | /Users
| 04:14:30 AM | Info | /System
| 04:16:21 AM | Info | /dev
| 04:16:21 AM | Info | /sbin
| 04:16:21 AM | Info | /Library
| 04:16:57 AM | Info | /private
| 04:16:57 AM | Info | Did not COPY shared-item /private/tftpboot/private/tftpboot because it would have overwritten the original
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | /Volumes
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | Did not COPY shared-item /Volumes/TigerTop because it would have overwritten the original
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | Evaluated 473546 items occupying 83.76 GB (87149 directories, 381506 files, 4891 symlinks)
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | Copied 9292 items totaling 1.59 GB (925 directories, 2553 files, 5814 symlinks)
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | Cloned 83.76 GB of data in 395 seconds at an effective transfer rate of 217.13 MB/s
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | PHASE: 3. After Successful Copy
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | ...ACTION: Making Backup Drive bootable
| 04:17:00 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Blessing OS X System Folder
| 04:17:01 AM | Info | Successfully blessed Mac OS X folder on Backup Drive
| 04:17:01 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Blessing OS 9 System Folder
| 04:17:01 AM | Info | Did not bless Mac OS 9 System Folder on Backup Drive because it does not exist.
| 04:17:01 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Restoring Spotlight search indexing state on Backup Drive
| 04:17:01 AM | Info | /Volumes/Backup Drive:
| 04:17:01 AM | Info | Indexing disabled for volume.
| 04:17:06 AM | Info | /Volumes/Backup Drive:
| 04:17:06 AM | Info | Indexing enabled for volume.
| 04:17:06 AM | Info | Indexing enabled on Backup Drive
| 04:17:06 AM | Info | Copy complete.
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