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Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: elahon
Date: September 13, 2007 11:21AM
…before I pull the trigger. I'm interested in the SmartUpdate feature. Ok, so I make a complete backup that takes forever, but that's cool. Then, I go about my business on my main hard drive, creating files, deleting files, etc. On my next backup, I choose the SmartUpdate feature. The program does a scan to see what's new, and copies only those files over. But does it do a comparison scan of what's not on my hard drive and delete the files off of the target drive that are not on the source drive?

Does this make sense?



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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 13, 2007 11:27AM
Yes, it will delete files from the backup that had been deleted from the original. It's entire goal is to make the backup an exact copy of the original.
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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: September 13, 2007 11:32AM
What GGD said. You get an exact clone of your drive at the time of the Smart Update. (Mine takes me about 6 minutes a night via FW800.)



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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: September 13, 2007 11:33AM
> It's entire goal is to make the backup an exact copy of the original.

"...except the temporary and system-specific files that Apple recommends excluding."
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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 13, 2007 11:39AM
is it bootable?
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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: elahon
Date: September 13, 2007 11:55AM
Sweet. Thanks for the info.

*clicks SUBMIT



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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: September 13, 2007 12:04PM
...Also, there's an advanced option to NOT delete files from the backup (tho' it will still write-over changed files) if that's what you want.
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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: tronnei
Date: September 13, 2007 01:02PM
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space-time
is it bootable?

Yep.
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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: StingMe
Date: September 13, 2007 01:36PM
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tronnei
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space-time
is it bootable?

Yep.

Provided, of course, you've specified a bootable backup format onto a bootable device...
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Re: Question for you register SuperDuper users out there…
Posted by: threeprong
Date: September 13, 2007 02:56PM
I have noticed it can sometimes fail to work when scheduled if Itunes is on and playing.

Other than that it works like a charm.


3P
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