SuperDuper vs Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Blarnld, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Blarnld macrumors newbie

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    I've been using SuperDuper for backups for years. Usually no problems at all and super support. However recently on my 2017 13" MacBook Pro with OS 10.12.6, the backup failed. I submitted error log to Shirt Pocket (Dave Nanian) and got a very quick response saying that my SSD was in trouble. Following his advice, "Delete MapTiles.sqlitedb, empty your trash and try again." I was able to do a successful backup with SuperDuper. He also advised me to look into my "failing drive". I ran Disk Utility First Aid on my drive and no problems were reported. I took the MacBook into Apple Store to check the drive. Apple tested the drive and said all was well. They said to only backup with Time Machine. I do backup with Time machine, but also want to continue with SuperDuper to have a bootable drive. I feel caught between SuperDuper hanging up and advising me that I have a failing drive and Apple saying all is well, just use Time Machine. Anyone else having these issues? Thanks!
     
  2. The Hammer macrumors 6502

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    I haven't tried SuperDuper or CCC yet but am considering it. I hope you get the answer you need. I will be following this thread with interest.
     
  3. The Hammer macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps people can suggest a reliable third party program to test your drive. For another opinion.
     
  4. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    The included Disk Utility will say the health of your drive. It will say verified if all is well or failing if it sees a problem.

    Coconut Battery can say how much writing your drive has endured. (Mac Info > i > your drive)
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