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Old 03-29-2009, 06:39 AM
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SuperDuper + VMWARE Freezes/hangs

I'm trying to copying my VMWARE Fusion installation (leopard Server), to move it to an old macbook pro, without screen and dvd-drive. Everytime I try to start the backup, it freezes at a certain point, when copying the files to the backup-drive.

I read some articles on other discussion panels to let it run, but right now it's running for 9 hours, and nothing happend. See the image in this thread for more info.

Does anyone have advice?

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:30 AM
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Rather interesting that you're asking for help while using a pirated version of SuperDuper, actually. Nice work!
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:05 PM
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SD! hangs and crashes server

Hi.

I'm not using a pirated copy of SD!

My situation is slightly different that the OP. Not running SD! in a VM...

I've had two server crashes and I think it's related to SD! and VMware Fusion in some way. The host is running 10.4.11 Server. VMware Fusion is the latest and it's running a Linux VM that is on all the time. SD! is running on the host and is set to do a backup of the drive once daily in the middle of the night.

The server has frozen twice now and I can only find reference to VMWare in the logs after the crash. It seems the SD! scheduled back-up starts but hangs, and eventually the server crashes.

Are there any log files that could be useful to find out if SD! and VMWare are actually the culprits?

Thanks.

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:08 PM
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Are you trying to copy the actual VM's files? You cannot do that while the VM is running.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:20 PM
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Are you trying to copy the actual VM's files? You cannot do that while the VM is running.
Ahh, didn't know that. Yes, the entire drive is being copied.

What would you suggest to get around this? Exclude the VM files in the SD! backup? What is the easiest way to do that?

EDIT: Found out how to exclude folder(s):
- Enter an appropriate description
- In the 2nd tab, include the 'base' script you're going to extend -- such as "Backup - all files"
- In the 3rd tab, select a folder or file you want to exclude and click "Add". Make sure the command in front of it is "ignore"

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

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Old 05-25-2009, 08:41 AM
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The other idea is to suspend the VM, copy it, and resume it...
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