So I erased both partitions [altho SuperDuper would have erased the bootable partition as part of it's Erase, then copy standard script] using the Erase Tab in Disk Utility. This left both volumes still with their original names and extended journal format and it did it very quickly. Then I ran SuperDuper Erase then copy directed to the correct partition and I have a bootable volume on the LaCie again that is set up just like my mac. I have plenty of room on the volume so I'm not going to try and exclude any folders.
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It doesn't help that all the dialog boxes have such small print. I haven't found a screen resolution that doesn't make everything else too big when the dialog boxes are readable. With the insert symbol dialog box in Word for Mac I need a magnifying glass to find the symbol I want. Posted 18 March - PM. Posted 22 March - AM. Since I ended up erasing both partitions using Disk Utility I did not need to use Terminal or the Trash trick to get rid of that sparse file. I copied my BU2 folders to the mac drive, erased the volume and copied back the folders to the BU2 volume.
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I may use the trash trick to get rid of some of the junk in Trash. Periodically, I would go in and erase all the files I remembered deleting on purpose. Sometimes I would find an unintentionally deleted file - one of which I was very thankful I found - and restore it. I left files I wasn't certain of - mostly forever. I also kept a file retrieval program for when I made a mistake I instantly recognized.
I was confused during most of this latest troubleshooting adventure. Before that there were probably only BU1 and BU2 as options. Why it then took all the system files out of the script but left my personal folders I don't know. I am not a programmer, altho I always hoped to learn some programming. Anyway, once I stopped panicking and read over the info provided and just did the [should have been to me] obvious actions of simply deleting the partitions and using the Back Up All Files option in SuperDuper to do a new backup, everything went quickly and worked.
SuperDuper is easy to use and worked reliably until I pointed my script at the wrong volume. I avoided using Disk Utility and erasing volumes from my Windows paranoia. Nothing Windows did worked, and when you had to troubleshoot you just kept getting thrown into a deeper and deeper hole.
But Disk Utility just did what it said it would and did it quickly. Posted 26 March - AM. Posted 31 March - AM. Yes, I remembered smax I'm looking forward to it. I just have a lot of work to get there and [windows paranoia again] I kinda expect my mac to quit working when I attempt the upgrade. Even tho the mac has worked beautifully since The one time it wouldn't boot into the OS I followed the emergency instructions in my mac book and it fixed itself right away. From panic to working in 15 minutes. Once when it wouldn't take my PW I booted holding the shift key down and voila - fixed itself.
I could write a book about my Windows experience - it would be a tragedy - as could many others. They need a therapy program for traumatized previous windows victims. That's the lot of work I need to get done first. If macs weren't so expensive, we'd get her a mac - but then we'd also probably have to get her a new printer and scanner and she couldn't use PaperPort, etc. We need PaperPort until we get out of Legal Hockeysticks. I run it on my VM - we want to be sure she can run it on her laptop before I upgrade. Most of our scanned documentation is converted to pdfs or jpgs, but we still find the occasional max file that needs conversion when we are looking for some documentation to send to our lawyers.
I never found a program that worked as well as PaperPort for straightening, cleaning up, and stacking scanned pages into docs you could convert to pdfs. Or not. Posted 31 March - PM. Community Forum Software by IP.
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Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Click here to Register a free account now! Please log in to reply. Posted 12 February - PM macbook pro That is version 2. Please keep in mind that I am currently using a newer version of SuperDuper! Firewire is bus powered i. Posted 13 February - PM Besides "Options" what have you chosen in the "using" drop down menu? What is the name of your external drive when it mounts on the Desktop? Is it "MyInitalFile"? I am asking because it seems like maybe the backup script you created was to create an image file on the external drive, not to clone the entire internal drive to the external drive natively.
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If so, then you likely will find a file named "MyInitial File" on the external drive somewhere. And it is likely you then set the backup to potentially just backup your user files i. If my guess is correct, then that backup just updated that one "backup" image file on the external drive and the rest of the bootable stuff on the drive was created by other means i.
And if that is the case, then you have to decide if you want to stick with that system or switch to a new system that clones the entire drive And like you, I had to find my external hard drives online as local stores would only have USB 2. I do, however, still have a bunch of old Firewire drives. Posted 17 March - PM mac If you do want to start again, then I would Erase the drive first using the Erase tab. Then you can use the partition tab to setup the partitions you want. Having said that, if memory serves, if you just adjust the partitions without using the Erase first, I believe it will still nuke all the data on the partitions anyway i.
And there is nothing you need to do with Disk Utility to make the partitions bootable. Technically any Mac OS partition in "Mac world" terminology, a partition is typically referred to as a "volume", but more on that below is capable of being bootable.
To make a Mac volume bootable, it effectively just needs to have all the needed Mac OS system files on it to make it bootable obviously a little different if you are talking about a Windows volume that is bootable using Bootcamp on an Intel Mac. And you don't need to worry about picking cluster size If the amount of data you have on the Mac's internal hard drive is less than the GB partition size, then you can just keep the partition sizes you have now. Of course, if you ever reach the point where your data reaches the point that it is more than GB, then you would have to either get a new drive or adjust the sizes of the partitions at that point.
Generally the easiest way to think of it is the following: a drive is the physical device you put in the computer or attach externally to the computer; a partition is a sub-division of that physical device into smart "virtual" parts; and a volume is what the Mac OS calls a drive or partition within the OS. In terms of the last part, you can think of there being two "types" of volume In terms of the Mac OS, they behave and are essentially treated the same.
When referring to a volume that is a "drive", it is essentially a "physical" drive that only has one partition When referring to a volume that is a "partition", then that volume is a single partition that is one of more than one partitions on the physical drive Hope that makes sense. Either way, once you have the drive setup how you want it, the SuperDuper! It should be something like this: 1 Select the drive you want to backup from the left pull down menu. If you have just the default naming that the Mac OS uses when being installed, then the internal drive is likely named "Macintosh HD".
Do not select "Disk Image If you only have one partition for the external drive, then select the name for that single partition and it should have a capacity listed next to it close to about GB since it is a GB drive. It should be the first item on the list. Next, under the "On successful completion" pull down menu, select "Do nothing" should be first item on the list and likely already selected unless you want to choose one of the other options quit SuperDuper!
You should not need to do anything on the "Advanced" tab.
Then click the OK button. It should ask you for your admin password and then confirm that you want to proceed. After you enter the password and confirm you want to proceed, the actual backup should start. You should get a window that lists various steps that will turn green when properly completed. It will take a while when you clone for the first time. One of those steps will be "Make bootable" When that happens, you can quit SuperDuper!.
You will want to check the "During copy" setting after clicking the "Options For any updates, you will want that setting set to "Smart Update This will update add new files, remove old files, etc the backup rather than do it again from scratch each time i. Is that clear enough? If not, let me know. Posted 18 March - PM It you follow the instructions that I gave, the sparse bundle should not interfere with the anything.
If you still want to delete that sparse file first, I have two options: 1 Use the rm command as you suggested. I will post in your other thread how to specifically do it assuming someone has not already done it. Then trash the sparse file and empty the trash. Then if you want, you can move all the other files back into the Trash folder if you want.
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