Can't repair permissions on pbook g4 in target disk mode to imac

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  1. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    Very strange message this that I am getting. I have my pbook g4 in target disk mode and I am trying to make a superduper backup but I get "Error starting permissions repair for disk1s3 Powerbook-G4-#1: Operation not supported for the Mac OS X version on the targeted disk (-9950)".

    Disk utility doesn't have repair permissions enabled. So, I 've only done a repair disk on the target disk which a journaled hfs+.

    I've backuped this way again, so it's very strange what might be triggering this issue...:(
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Is the iMac running OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard, if so this might be why:

    :apple: About Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions feature

    In Mac OS X v10.6.x, Disk Utility can only verify/repair permissions of other Mac OS X v10.6.x disks. If you need to verify/repair a Mac OS X v10.5.x or earlier Mac OS X version, you will need to use a Leopard or earlier disk.​
     
  3. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    Correct.

    Why can't you repair disk permissions natively?
     
  4. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, that's it! Thanks guys.

    Superduper repairs permissions before backup, but you can turn this off, do it first natively, and then in target disk mode just take the backup.

    Thanks so much, I would never have figured this out on my own.:apple:
     

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