using super duper backup

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by vance09, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2009
    i cannot backup from the lion dos using super duper ,i have to re-boot with an older dos like snow leopard and then back up lion dos to another drive ,it keeps saying i have permission problems with the main drive .
    any ideas ,what are people using for backups
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you mean "OS" (Operating System) or "dos" (DOS?)?
    What exact Mac and Mac OS X versions do you use and what external HDD, and how is it connected, do you use for backing up?

    Since when does this error occur and have you tried repairing permissions yet?

    Anyway, I, and many other humans, use CarbonCopyCloner, as it is free and does its job well.
  3. macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Need a little more info on this. Why can't you backup to SD? It works in Lion. Repair your permissions and try again. Sometimes it can loose the link to the backup. This can be solved by mounting the .dmg and pointing destination to the mounted volume. Each subsequent launch it will auto mount the volume for you.
    Are you trying to backup Lion to the 10.6 image you previously have tried to backup to? This is a bad idea and you should have 1 backup for Lion and 1 for Snow Leopard not just one big backup you are trying to update with new OS.
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    New York suburb
    I've had no problem backing up with Super Duper in 10.7, whether 10.7.1 or 10.7.2
  5. macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Your post is a bit confusing mentioning dos - SuperDuper works just great with all released versions from Tiger, including OZ x.7.2.
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2009
    backing up

    my problems of backing seem to have disappeared when i upgraded super duper and also tried carbon copy(newest version) all seems to be ok now ,thanks for all the answers
  7. macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    You must have been using the Super Duper release that was not updated for Lion.

    BTW, Super Duper is one of the best backup utilities I have. I love it!
  8. macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    I use both SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner. SuperDuper is simple, has great AppleScript support, and is generally faster for incremental backups, though recent releases of Carbon Copy Cloner have reduced the speed gap. But Carbon Copy Cloner supports network backups, and occasionally CCC will work when SuperDuper fails.

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