Last Tuesday it was SuperDuper! Tuesday. SuperDuper! is now Leopard compatible.
Presumably due to a lot of changes in the HFS+ file system SuperDuper! was no longer Leopard compatible. The Shirt Pocket Blog has been an entertaining read for the last couple of months. Especially so the comments. I pitied Dave.
Anyway now I can use SuperDuper! again.
Since I just bought a Maxtor OneTouch 1TB machine, I gave SuperDuper! 2.5 a test spin. Just to see if it works, I tried to copy my Time Machine Backup from my OneTouch 500 MB to the other drive. As you may know you cannot just do a file copy. That will not work. Complicated stuff and all.
Copy Time Machine to another external drive
The following routine worked for me. Thanks to Dave for a hint about the restore part.
- Disable Time Machine.
- Start SuperDuper! and select the script
Copy user dataand edit that one. Remove the item /User and add the
Backups.backupdbfolder. You can find this one under
/Volumes/diskname. Add that one.
- Do a smart backup from that external using the new script. Put it in any location you like.
- Mount the new image and start SuperDuper!
- Do a copy from that image to the new external hard disk, but make sure you do “Use Copy Newer Files” to the new external hard disk. See the screenshot.
- Select the new backup disk in time Machine preferences.
- Enable Time Machine
Surely you must be able to do this with Disk Utility as well. SuperDuper! is a bit easier IMO.
SuperDuper! saved me once when a hard disk failed. So I was a huge fan of SuperDuper! But this is a cool feature as well.