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Forum: General 10-21-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,170
Posted By MacCetera
VMWare and Virtual Box

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You might want to look at VirtualBox from Sun Microsystems. It's FREE, well supported, frequently updated, runs XP and Linux very nicely. I've played with VMWare and Parallels on client...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,269
Posted By MacCetera
name-NUMBER added

Actually, if the drive was unmounted and a write to /Volumes/somedrivename occurred, there would be a real folder named somedrivename placed there in the /Volumes dir. Real drives are just attached...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,623
Posted By MacCetera
Backing up an iTunes library

I'm backing you my master iTunes library to a sparseimage file on my NAS. To do this I created a SD dset script that includes only the iTunes path and excludes everything else... then set it to run...
Forum: General 10-15-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,692
Posted By MacCetera
Ummm... because your MacBook is Intel, thus GUID,...

Ummm... because your MacBook is Intel, thus GUID, and HFS+ Extended (Journaled) is the native Mac format... you do want it to boot, right?

-- Marc
Forum: General 10-14-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,112
Posted By MacCetera
Welcome Back Super Duper!

Dave, thank you - and the Super Duper team - for the effort put into getting 2.6.2 out. I experienced some unrelated problems today that took me on a wandering course in drive integrity diagnostics,...
Forum: General 10-14-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,649
Posted By MacCetera
Look in Schedule...

Performing an action WHEN something happens is the clue here... when a certain time or when a drive comes online is all under the Schedule... button.

So setup your backup criteria - source,...
Forum: General 10-14-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,692
Posted By MacCetera
Pre-drive switch clone

I've done this many times for clients - with OWC's USB bare drive adapter or their voyager quad interface bare drive dock. SuperDuper will make a bootable copy of your internal MacBook drive, and you...
Forum: General 10-04-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 30,750
Posted By MacCetera
Scripts to stop and start time machine backups

I clone my 1TB TM drive nightly to another 1TB drive. I've got two shell scripts that I set in SD to run as pre and post backup scripts:

The first I named tm_disable.sh which contains only this...
Forum: General 09-23-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,184
Posted By MacCetera
I'm running nightly TM backups - source and...

I'm running nightly TM backups - source and destination are 1TB sata drives and the TM store is currently around 650GB.

The FIRST copy will take a VERY LONG time. Subsequent smart backups...
Forum: General 09-06-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,545
Posted By MacCetera
Is there a difference in the partition scheme?

Look at both drives in Disk Utility - if the SD copied drive's partition scheme is MBR (Windoze Master Boot Record) you will not be able to boot from it, and it won't appear as a selectable drive in...
Forum: General 09-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,041
Posted By MacCetera
Deleting complete TM sessions

In Time Machine, you can go back to your oldest backup and, under the gear menu in the Finder toolbar, select Delete Backup.

This will remove the oldest backup session from your TM backup set.
...
Forum: General 09-04-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,853
Posted By MacCetera
Oh well... I erased the clone, and started a CCC...

Oh well... I erased the clone, and started a CCC run... then left to pick up my daughter. I was hoping that CCC would attempt a block copy, but it's flying along with a file-based copy - currently...
Forum: General 09-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,853
Posted By MacCetera
CCC bloats too...

As an experiment this morning, I ran the latest CCC (3.3b3) and did Mike's equivalent of a smart update of my boot 10.6 drive to my identical SD clone, and there was a similar 3.2 GB discrepancy over...
Forum: General 09-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,218
Posted By MacCetera
Only one .Spotlight set on TM Volumes

There's only one Spotlight location on Time Machine volumes - and none were found within the Backups.backupdb directory...

root@jupiter
/Volumes/Amalthea $find /Volumes/Himalia -name...
Forum: General 09-03-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,218
Posted By MacCetera
Examining individual TM session differences

I've been using BackupLoupe to show the detailed differences in TM snapshots:

http://soma-zone.com/BackupLoupe/

-- Marc
Forum: General 09-03-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,218
Posted By MacCetera
I have always had Spotlight indexing disabled on...

I have always had Spotlight indexing disabled on the clones. I just checked the exclusion list again, and the TM copy is still listed as excluded. Then I did a du on both the source and target...
Forum: General 09-03-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,218
Posted By MacCetera
Smart update size difference

Adding something :)

Two identical internal MacPro Seagate 1TB SATA II hard drives, with identical GUID single volume partitioning, used as the Time Machine repository and a clone of same. Just...
Forum: General 09-01-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,218
Posted By MacCetera
SDCopy CPU load under 10.5.8 and 10.6?

Dave, after playing with the unbelievably slow backups on my MacPro, I don't get why the prebinding is an issue for overall speed, as that is in the final phase and not performed on non-boot drives....
Forum: General 08-31-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,218
Posted By MacCetera
Smart update taking a long time to complete...

I'm also hoping that the cause of slow smart updates with a Mac OS X 10.6 / SD 2.6.1 configuration gets attention. My 250+GB boot drive clone has gone from about 10 minutes to almost 20, but worse,...
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