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Old 05-21-2009, 03:36 PM
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Local backup of iDisk (tip)

I just found I could make a scheduled back up of the contents of my iDisk onto a sparse disk image on my local hard drive, using SuperDuper.

That way, I could keep daily, weekly or monthly copies of the documents there, free from the danger that the remote copy gets deleted or otherwise inaccessible. Cool!

I have iDisk sync set to 'on', update automatically.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:15 PM
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I'd like to do the same trick (make a local backup of an iDisk) with the source disk being *another* user's iDisk.

That is, I can mount another MobileMe member's iDisk using Finder-->Go-->iDisk-->Other User's iDisk...

Their disk appears in the Finder and works in many ways like my own iDisk, except there is no local copy for offline use and no file synchronization.

But, whereas my own iDisk appears in SuperDuper's pop-up list of source disks (with the same name as my MobileMe username), the other user's iDisk is not visible as a Source disk option.

Is that just the way things are, and I have to accept that? Or is there a workaround to do what I want to do?
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:30 PM
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The local iDisk, when sync'ed, is a local volume. The other is a network volume, which we can't copy.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:49 AM
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After happily doing this for nearly a year, it stopped working and SuperDuper! now says it can no longer find my iDisk. Indeed in SD!'s 'from' pop up menu, my iDisk no longer appears in the list, even though I see it in the Finder sidebar and it seems to behave normally otherwise.

It seems to have started around the time I changed routers (from one Time Capsule to its free replacement). Could there be some address path that I need to reset? Anyone have any other explanations?
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:58 AM
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You were backing up your iDisk? Are you no longer synchronizing it locally, perhaps? I ask because we can't copy from a network volume...
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:58 PM
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Yes, well done, that was part of it. During a MobileMe reset I had accidentally put iDisk Sync to 'off'. Setting it back to 'on' made my iDisk appear in SD!'s 'from' menu.

The old schedule doesn't run using 'Copy Now', however, saying that the source disk can not be located.

Should I delete the old schedule and make a new one?

Should I delete the old disk image and make a new one?
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