SuperDuper not copying all the files!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fallinangel, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Fallinangel

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    Why is SuperDuper missing some files while backing up to my external firewire drive? And why doesn't it even report it?
    It just says job finished, when done, but when I compare the size of my primary harddrive, where OS X 10.5.4 is installed, to my external LaCie, there is a difference of about 500 MB!!!??? :mad:

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    I'm using "Backup - All Files" in SuperDuper.
    Furthermore, it repairs permissions first, and then makes a "Smart Update Backup"!

    What am I missing?

    (Please don't tell me to use Time Machine instead!)
     
  2. macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    Dont worry! looks fine! :)

    SuperDuper! doesnt backup unneccesary files like caches and either does Time Machine.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 4, 2012
    #3
    Yes! It may trash caches, but it also misses some NEEDED files.

    For eg. it omits copying some QuickTime libraries, and applications that use these will not even open. Each time I boot from a SuperDuper! clone, I have to reinstall QuickTime.

    Maybe it's Apple's fault, but SuperDuper! should have found a workaround by now!

    And..... it would be nice if they gave the USER the choice to omit what they consider unneeded files!
     

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