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dt
5th February 2008, 06:02 AM
For those of you who haven't already found another program to use, it looks as though a Leopard-compatible version of SuperDuper! is going to be released some time today/tonight.

I know I have personally been waiting (lately, not so patiently) because I feel much more secure with a bootable backup.

Source: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/index.php/shadedgrey/comments/for_those_about_to_ship/

purana
5th February 2008, 06:04 AM
That's good news, been waiting as well. It's an alright program and does the job well enough. Thanks for the heads up. I am sure you will let us know when it comes out.

Granny Smith
5th February 2008, 06:28 AM
Hooray. Hooray, hooray, hooray.
Having got by with very limited (and too-infrequent) backups over the past two months or so, bet my HD crashes irretrievably an hour before the Leopard-compatible upgrade is available ... !

digger1914
5th February 2008, 06:37 AM
Oh yeah baby.

I have been relying on Time Machine but am desperate for the peace of mind that a working SuperDuper! wil give me.

Galumay
5th February 2008, 06:39 AM
am i the only one with no problems with super duper and leopard??

ilostmypassword
5th February 2008, 06:41 AM
am i the only one with no problems with super duper and leopard??

nope- i've been using it with no issues :D

gilligan911
5th February 2008, 07:07 AM
I don't think I have had any problems but I haven't had to try restoring from the backup. Everything looks like it has been working fine but I will still breath easier when the completely Leopard compatible version comes out.

landog
5th February 2008, 07:26 AM
is there anything that the superduper backup process doesnt copy or is truly a 100% image.

Ive been using it for a year or 2 and love it.

In fact when I did a clean install of leopard on the weekend it was a lifesaver to be able to boot up tiger grab cd keys etc, reboot into leopard and plug them into apps.

Cheers

Currawong
5th February 2008, 09:30 AM
There are some changes to the way leopard manages files which SuperDuper wasn't compatible with. The author will apparently only be satisfied when it works 100% perfectly. I believe though that system clones aren't a 100% copy - some cache and other temporary files aren't copied, as that'd cause issues.

Devil
5th February 2008, 12:10 PM
What's wrong with Carbon Copy Cloner?

peajay
5th February 2008, 12:15 PM
i use carbon copy cloner too... but that's good news for the super duper folks

dt
5th February 2008, 12:52 PM
What's wrong with Carbon Copy Cloner?

Nothing. What's wrong with manually copying over all your stuff to an external HDD? Nothing.

It's just good news for people, like me, who have bought a SuperDuper! licence and don't want to forgo that.

Currawong
5th February 2008, 01:09 PM
There are quite a few situations where SuperDuper is more useful than Time Machine or CCC. An instantly-bootable backup updated daily being the main example.

Lachie
5th February 2008, 01:12 PM
Hooray. Hooray, hooray, hooray.
Having got by with very limited (and too-infrequent) backups over the past two months or so, bet my HD crashes irretrievably an hour before the Leopard-compatible upgrade is available ... !

way to jinx yourself.... i never backup anything. im to lazy and cheap. if i lose something i just do an empty space search in data rescue 2 :D

mctext
5th February 2008, 01:27 PM
I'm with Curra.
SuperDuper has been great and saved me so many times I'll never look back.
CCC was good but being able to boot from the clone is so handy.
Haven't gone to 10.5 yet simply because SD wasn't ready -- same with iDefrag/iPartition which are also incredibly useful.
Posted a thing on the updates to the latter from Coriolis a few days ago.
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=43912&highlight=coriolis
Combined with a LaCie pocket drive, SD is also great for on-the-road work: plug in and boot from any Mac (pretty much) without having to cart any other hardware around.
Love it!


mct
Edit: URL added

Ginamos
5th February 2008, 01:58 PM
Excellent news, I've been holding off upgrading to Leopard because of no SuperDuper!.

I'm not planning on using Time Machine, it's a bit OTT for my needs. I'm intending to do what I currently do i.e. manually run SuperDuper! to create a bootable clone whenever I think the data fork between main and backup is becoming too wide. Any important docs I'm working on I normally save in multiple locations and email to myself, so a mail server copy exists.

mctext
5th February 2008, 02:13 PM
Ginamos,
My thoughts exactly.
Esp. after the time TimeMachine apparently takes to do its version of cloning.
Maybe that's why it's called TimeMachine?
Also, the external disk has to be on all the time and my FireCube buggers up radio reception something shocking.
Will 10.5.2 be better?
And if I don't need TimeMachine, will anything improve with the upgrade? -- apart from the just-released M$-Office 2008? -- interestingly mixed review by the awful MacUser (=DoubleClick) in today's Oz.
10.4.11 for me until then.

BTW: is that St. Steve in your avatar?

mct: Kopite from way-back

Ginamos
5th February 2008, 03:38 PM
Plus, I feel somewhat safer entrusting my backup solution to a company that specialises in backup. No disrespect to Apple engineers, but I feel Time Machine was primarily designed to shift copies of Leopard, "hey look, a new feature!"

...and yes that's Mr Gerrard in my avatar, Liverpool fan here, what a bloody season :eek:.

mctext
5th February 2008, 03:41 PM
Ginamos,
Right with you there wack!
So chuffed to hear about the new SD.
But being a point behind Everton ... ??


mct

Granny Smith
5th February 2008, 04:13 PM
Plus, I feel somewhat safer entrusting my backup solution to a company that specialises in backup. No disrespect to Apple engineers, but I feel Time Machine was primarily designed to shift copies of Leopard, "hey look, a new feature!"

...and yes that's Mr Gerrard in my avatar, Liverpool fan here, what a bloody season :eek:.


But we're right behind Rafa, yeah?

Also with time Machine, the HD seems to fill up very quickly, whereas with SD it's never any bigger than the source volume. That sounds like an obvious thing to say, but when your backup HD is only slightly larger than the volume of data currently on your HD, that's an important consideration!

dt
6th February 2008, 09:38 AM
And so it is released. (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html)

detail
6th February 2008, 09:43 AM
A few other bug fixes etc in the release

Revision History

Version 2.5(84), February 5, 2008
• Enhancements & Bug Fixes
• Complete OS X 10.5 (Leopard) compatibility including bootable Leopard backups
• You can now store a bootable backup side-by-side with a Time Machine backup on a single volume
• The ability to copy Time Machine backup volumes to other drives when you need more space (or want to back up your archived data)
• A "Run Now" button runs Scheduled Copies on demand
• Automatic preservation of any custom icon on the destination volume
• Improved post-registration text to inform users how to use Smart Update
• Exposé, Time Machine, Spaces and Front Row are now copied on Leopard Sandboxes
• Updated Backup copy scripts to ignore Google Desktop Index Files and iTunes temporary files
• More robust handling of delayed re-mounts after a volume has been erased
• Added a new copy script "Restore - all files" that will restore everything except a Time Machine archive if it exists on the source.
• The WGTH text now describes the effect of the selected options upon Time Machine backups
• SuperDuper! will repair volinfo databases that contain blanks lines erroneously inserted by the Apple Setup Assistant
• Improved Growl error reporting for scheduled copies
• Significant improvements to ACL and permissions cloning
• Improved handling of Spotlight indexing on the target volume
• Custom volume icons and file system events are preserved on the target volume
• Resolved a bug that caused a crash during auto upgrade on some Intel Macs
• The dock icon will bounce if the copy fails
• Improved the etched text rendering under Leopard
• Smart Update will copy files with name case changes
• Locked symlinks are properly copied during Smart Update
• Immutable symlinks are properly copied during Smart Update

gallet
6th February 2008, 03:22 PM
After too many nervy moments, I finally started using TimeMachine until SD came out but now that I've used it for a while, I quite like it. Saved my ass last week where SD wouldn't have helped as I needed to go back a few days.

Apart from being able to immediately boot from the clone is there any other advantage of SD over time machine?

digger1914
7th February 2008, 07:05 AM
There is nothing wrong with using both! I will use TM to get accidently deleted files and SuperDuper! if something more fatal occurs.