Superduper! by Shirt Pocket is a backup program for OS X. It has several useful features, including being able to create a bootable backup and being able to schedule backups regularly.

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Can Super Duper perform “smart update” from SSD to HDD?

My goal is to create a bootable backup of my SSD boot drive on an external HDD. I'm using a Mac Pro mid-2010, so I can swap out the boot drive should my SSD ever get corrupted. Is there any reason ...
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Copying start volume contents with SuperDuper without copying filesystem

I have a MacBook Air with one SSD that unfortunately is formatted as journaled, case-sensitive. I have an external HDD that I copied my whole start volume bootable to with the tool SuperDuper and it ...
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What could be preventing my backup script from running?

I'm having trouble getting a simple backup script to run. The following script runs most of the time, but occasionally it fails entirely (without printing out any log information). Is there something ...
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Can I inherit a Time Machine backup if I clone my HD?

I have an old Power Mac G5 running OS X 10.5.8 (The newest OS it can run). It is backed up regularly using Time Machine to my Time Capsule. The main drive is 500 GB but I would like to replace it ...
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Should I stop using my Mac while the hard disk is being cloned?

As one of my backup solutions, I use an app (SuperDuper!, if it makes any difference) to make a clone of my Mac at the same time every evening. Sometimes I am still working at that time. What I want ...
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What is the difference between using backup software and copying?

I acquired a backup program - SuperDuper! - recently, and ran it, backing up Macintosh HD to another partition. It seems to me like it just copied everything. My question then is: What is the ...
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What doesn't get cloned to new hard drive in Super Duper?

I recently upgraded my 2010 Macbook Pro HDD to an SSD. I went from a 500GB HDD to a 512GB SSD (Crucial M4). I formatted the new SSD using Disk Utility into Mac OS X Journaled file system. I then used ...
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How can I mount a backup drive only on demand?

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with the SuperDrive removed. As the primary boot drive I have an SSD, and in the SuperDrive slot I have a larger spinning disk. Each night, I use SuperDuper to clone the SSD ...
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What does “[Update Needed]” mean when attempting to boot from an encrypted backup?

When I attempt to boot from an external drive that is an encrypted SuperDuper! mirror of my internal hard drive, I get a login screen that's missing my account an instead has an account called ...
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Does cloning with SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner clone everything from a HDD to a SSD?

I recently purchased a Crucial M4 SSD 256GB for my Macbook Pro Early 2011. I bought the transfer kit that includes the USB to SATA cable. After I initially format the new SSD to be Mac compatible, I ...
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Stop Spotlight from indexing a drive that is regularly unplugged and reattached

I backup my Mac laptop to a volume on an external Thunderbolt drive using SuperDuper. This drive gets removed every day when I take my computer to work, then reattached when I get home. Because it's ...
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Cloned OS X to new HDD, startup starts same programs each time

Recently I changed my HDD, and used SuperDuper to clone the drive. Each time I boot it up, however, Terminal and Chrome start once I hit the desktop, no matter what programs I had open when I last ...
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Do I need two partitions on an external drive when backing up using Super Duper! and Crashplan?

I have a 1TB external drive which I want to use as a bootable backup of my Mac. I want to use this same disk as a backup destination for Crashplan backups too. Is it possible to do this without ...
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How to make secure backups using superduper?

I have made a bootable backup of my mac on an external drive using superduper. Is it possible to make this backup secure? Either by encrypting the backup or adding a password to it?
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Ejecting USB-Partitions on boot - works but not entirely

I have an USB drive with four partitions. SuperDuper uses these partitions to back up my mac. Since SuperDuper is scheduled, I have the USB drive constantly connected. But quite frankly the noise of ...
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How to omit apps from external drives in “Open With” menu?

I maintain a SuperDuper! clone of my primary boot drive for backup purposes. When it's mounted, Finder's "Open With" menu shows duplicate applications. When I unmount it, they go away. How do I ...