1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    I'd like to have a local backup of my iDisk in addition to the sparse image - perhaps a nightly backup of iDisk. What is the easiest way of doing this? Thanks!

    edit: if a moderator could please fix the title (i.e. there's supposed to be an "up" in there), that'd be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    Thanks! I'm using SuperDuper, and so far, it's been great. However, being a long time Acronis user, I can't seem to understand what I should select if I want "incremental" backups, that is, making a first "full" backup, and then making "incremental" backups on top of that. That way, I'm able to revert back to any date I won't, and won't take as much space as make a series of "full" backups.

    Is there any way to do this in SuperDuper?
     
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    SuperDuper doesn't work that way if you use the "smart backup" option. It will only copy "changes" made to your iDisk since the last backup. It doesn't copy the whole iDisk at each backup... Basically, you would only be able to revert to the last backup (unless you use time machine).

    * Note this smart update only works with the paid version. The free version does complete backups and will take longer. If you have say 5-6 GB on your iDisk the free version may take 5 min or so where as the paid version could do it in seconds using smart update...

    BASIC STEPS - Launch SuperDuper and select your Copy (source, in your case your iDisk) then select To (destination, where you are copying your iDisk to) then choose options and select "smart update".

    ** My system works well if you "turn on" local iDisk sync - ONLY, not the iDisk sparse image...
     

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