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Old 06-07-2010, 11:40 AM
Tanny Tanny is offline
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Backup Crashes

Hi all,

First, thanks for SuperDuper. It's a miracle compared to what I've been doing for years.

I seem to have a problem when first setting up a backup drive, that is, when I'm transferring all the data on a drive over for the first time.

An example from yesterday.

I was backing up a drive on an old G4 Tower to an external Firewire drive. (tech details below)

The machine froze up about half way through, and I had to pull the power plug. I tried again, crashed again.

This so corrupted the drive I was trying to back up that Disk Utility couldn't repair it, and I had to toss that drive.

I've seen this crashing problem before, during the first backup. Once I'm past the first backup, and am doing smaller incremental backups, all is well. In other words, it looks like SuperDuper or the drives choke on too much data, or something.

I've got a new drive ready to back up. I've manually installed the OS on the backup, and copied all the files over to the backup drive, no problem.

I now want to SuperDuper, so it will be good startup drive. I thought I should check in here first.

Advice? Why the crashes, do you know?

Thanks for any replies!

Here are my hardware specs.

Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.9)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 533 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.1.1f1
Serial Number: XB10209EKAN
Sales Order Number: M7688LL/A


FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

d2 Quadra (button):

Manufacturer: LaCie
Model: 0x4136
GUID: 0xD04B7B0A022EE3
Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
Connection Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec
d2 Quadra (button) Unit:
Unit Software Version: 0x484944
Unit Spec ID: 0xD04B
d2 Quadra Unit:
Unit Software Version: 0x10483
Unit Spec ID: 0x609E
Firmware Revision: 0x102
Product Revision Level: 3.AA
d2 Quadra SBP-LUN:
Capacity: 298.09 GB
Removable Media: Yes
BSD Name: disk1
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
Phil Backups:
Capacity: 267.44 GB
Available: 228.22 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk1s3
Mount Point: /Volumes/Phil Backups
Kathy Backups:
Capacity: 30.4 GB
Available: 24.97 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk1s5
Mount Point: /Volumes/Kathy Backups
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