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therevolution 06-25-2005 08:53 AM

Sparse image mounted over network is grayed out in backup destination list

I just purchased SuperDuper and have been checking out the features. Looks really good so far.

From what I've seen here in other threads, it looks like it should be possible to back up to a sparse image mounted via a network share. I've created the sparse image according to this FAQ entry, and everything seems okay. I can mount the image on the computer here just fine.

However, when I fire up SuperDuper, it shows the image in the destination drop-down, but it is grayed out. I'm not sure what I need to do in order to get SuperDuper to want to store the backup there. Any thoughts? Thanks!

dnanian 06-25-2005 09:07 AM

Are you actually mounting the image before you start SuperDuper!? You want to select it as a volume, not an "image" -- basically, it'll look like a local volume to SD!

therevolution 06-25-2005 03:56 PM

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Yep, the image is mounted before I launch SuperDuper.

Here's a screen grab so you can see if everything looks okay:

I mount the BackupDisk network share, then mount the "Mike_Backup" image file I created.

dnanian 06-25-2005 07:44 PM

Hm, OK. Is the Mike_Backup image a read/write sparse image? It looks like it might be read/only...

therevolution 06-25-2005 08:18 PM

You're right - good catch. I didn't notice the read-only icon in the bottom left corner of the Finder.

It was a server-side permissions issue on the disk itself. All fixed now. Thanks for you help. :D

dnanian 06-25-2005 08:49 PM

Wow -- actually, me neither! But that's all I could come up with ... :)

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