SuperDuper!
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Advanced disk cloning/recovery utility.   Shareware ($27.95)
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SuperDuper is an advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" -- useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file.

Clones for safety. To ensure you can safely roll back a system after the unexpected occurs. With a few clicks, you can easily "checkpoint" your system, preserving your computer's critical applications and files while you run on a working, bootable copy. If
What's New
Version 2.7.2:

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks support
  • Schedules now launched through launchd
  • Automatic mount and eject under 10.8 and later now works
  • Improved handling of inter-application messaging (Growl, etc)
  • Fixes for large extended attribute errors
  • "Copy Job" (scheduler) error panel fixes
  • ACL copy improvements
  • Smart Update enhancements
  • Drive capacity indications in source and destination pop-ups
  • Drive information tooltips for source and destination pop-ups
  • Drive capacity warnings in "What's going to happen?"

Version 2.7.2:

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks support
  • Schedules now launched through launchd
  • Automatic mount and eject under 10.8 and later now works
  • Improved handling of inter-application messaging (Growl, etc)
  • Fixes for large extended attribute errors
  • "Copy Job" (scheduler) error panel fixes
  • ACL more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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SuperDuper! User Discussion (Write a Review)
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GeoProf commented on 20 Mar 2014
A quick but important question: Can the permissions for an installation of OS 10.7.5 on a portable USB or FireWire drive be accurately fixed by Apple’s Disk Utility from an OS 10.6.8 startup disk? In other words, are permissions OS-specific, or can one OS’s Disk Utility accurately fix the perms of a different OS?
[Version 2.7.2]


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Frankof reviewed on 24 Feb 2014
The previous version 2.7.1 worked fine for me in Mavericks, but the new version does no longer start up when I attach my external drive. That never used to be a problem. I already deleted old settings (including the files that hold them), and set up a new schedule to automatically backup when the drive becomes available, but the program just does not come up.
[Version 2.7.2]

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Dnanian replied on 25 Feb 2014
Apologies that this isn't coming from my "developer" account - I don't quite know what happened there. But please send a support request if you're having problems. I'm easy to contact and ready to help.
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emit9170 commented on 24 Feb 2014
SuperDuper dropped the ball for me for it's very slow update to Mavericks and what appeared to be in limbo for so long. I wound up staying with CC when recently looking to purchase a back-up utility. CC is way overpriced, but feel they stay a little more current and reliable.
[Version 2.7.2]

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Dnanian replied on 25 Feb 2014
Well - we were actually compatible with Mavericks the day it was released. The 2.7.2 update improves a few things that were Mavericks related, as detailed in the Shirt Pocket blog, but was also released to make some general improvements that help all users.
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David29 reviewed on 24 Feb 2014
This is BY FAR the most useful and cost-effective piece of software that any Mac User could buy. Period.

I have used Macs since the 128k Mac in 1984. I have helped hundreds of people set their Macs up. I have run ITs groups for entire companies. I've tried just about every piece of backup software there is and the is The best out there, by far.

I recommend to everyone who owns a Mac to buy an external hard drive with a capacity of at least 2x the capacity of their internal drive. Create two partitions on the external, one should be the same size as the internal drive, the other should use the rest of the disk. The first partition should be used by Super Duper for creating a full backup of their internal drive, and the second partition can be used for Time Machine.

This is just about the safest and most convenient setup you could have.

Why bother? A key distinction is that SuperDuper can create a fully bootable backup of your internal drive. (You cannot boot from a Time Machine disk.) If something goes wrong with your internal drive, you can simply boot up off the external backup made by Super Duper! I tell clients to let Time Machine run every hour, and set up Super Duper to perform a Smart Update (of the backup) maybe every few days, or a week. This system has worked flawlessly for everyone that has employed it.

Losing your data is almost as bad as having your identity stolen. About 6% of hard disk fail within a year, and after 3 years about 18% are dead. Do yourself a favor, go buy an external hard disk that is at least 2x the size of your internal drive, and set up SuperDuper (and Time Machine) in the way I described. It will be the best insurance you ever purchased.
[Version 2.7.2]

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Nomad11 replied on 24 Feb 2014
Great review, thanks! Very useful! Just wondering why you consider SuperDuper a better choice than CarbonCopyCloner and Chronosync. I am considering buying one of those programs
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Iturtle replied on 24 Feb 2014
100% agreed. but I would recommend 2 physically separate drives for the two backups you suggest. if one crashes the other is still ok. I do is this way for many years now.
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David29 replied on 24 Feb 2014
I prefer SuperDuper over any of the alternatives because IMHO it's easier to use.

As for an overall backup disk strategy, there are many variations that make sense. For some users I suggest a system that uses two drives, each of which is set up in the same manner as I described above but they are kept in different locations.

However when it comes to a simple formula of how much additional protection you get per dollar spent, the greatest value is gained by the first backup drive you buy, and setting it up in the manner I outlined provides several different modes of data protection and potential for recovery.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 23 Feb 2014
Of all the apps in OSX this is the most essential and the Developer is most cooperative and responsive. I have used it for years and I recommend it.
[Version 2.7.2]


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Abramurkwian reviewed on 23 Feb 2014
It is an excellent piece of software. Do not be misled with its frugal interface - it is powerful backup engine. With the embedded, editable "scripts" it is possible to configure a lot of backup options. Rock solid and stable - I cannot imagine working without it.
[Version 2.7.2]


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piquadratpi2 reviewed on 23 Feb 2014
For me this is the best copy program I have ever seen on the Mac. I use it since years and never have had any problems with it. The developer helped immediately and never left me alone. I used it with all possible hardware: firewire - USB 2.0 - now USB 3.0 - internal drive and external drives. Always with full success.
Compared with TimeMachine it is much faster and easier to handle. Especially if you can use the smart update mode after a complete backup first. A big thanks to the developers for this great software and for updating it if necessary...
[Version 2.7.2]


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Holypoly commented on 23 Feb 2014
New version 2.7.2 is out:

Full Mavericks support, including the return of auto-mount and auto-eject for scheduled copies.
Scheduling has transitioned to launchd from cron
New volume size information available in the source and destination pop-ups
New volume information tooltips for the source and destination pop-up lists
Warning in the "What's going to happen?" section of the UI when the source drive has significantly more data than the capacity of the destination
Improvements to "Backup on connect" to help with a launchd bug in "WatchPaths"
Works around a problem in Mavericks with Spotlight handling (where mdsutil can't talk to mds and returns IPC errors)
Improvements around prebinding (only done when strictly necessary)
Elimination of the rare "Copy Job" unclickable dialog
Smart Update speed improvements
Scheduled Copies window will re-open on launch if open on quit again on 10.8+
Applescript launch no longer loads default settings on 10.8+
Large EAs no longer return "result too large" errors
Scheduled copies no longer generate annoying and incorrect "controlling your computer" security prompts
Now requires OS X 10.6 or later (but 2.7.1 still available for those using 10.4 and 10.5)
Various other optimizations, changes, and things I've forgotten because I am old and broken
[Version 2.7.1]


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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
How can someone not have this super duper application?
[Version 2.7.1]


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Bowlerboy_jmb reviewed on 04 Feb 2014
My goodness but I grow tired of reading asinine comments by ignorant people who think software developers exist purely to serve their childish whims.

"Abandoned" this product indeed! Get a grip!

Does it really make any sense that one of the leading—if not THE leading—software developer in the field of backing up and cloning hard drives would all of a sudden "abandon" the thousands of satisfied customers who have financially supported them for many years? Of course not.

Ever since Retrospect, which I used since the nineties, if I think that far back, staring going backward, I switched over the SuperDuper to handle my backup and cloning jobs, and I have never been disappointed. The company provides a solid, stable, reliable product which has never let me down.

Whenever I encounter any difficulty, for instance, when a particular cloning does not succeed, I fire off an email from within the application (since the log of that session is also dispatched with my description of the problem), and I get a nearly instant response. Maybe a day at the most, but usually within minutes. Inevitably, there is something wrong on my end, and tech support tells me what to do and how to correct it.

Their fixes always work. All my cloning jobs from Panther through Mountain Lion have succeeded both on the PowerPC and on an Intel machine. A few weeks, my reliance on my SuperDuper clone saved my butt when my beautiful 17-inch MacBook Pro died all of a sudden. Did I worry? Not at all. After my new, refurbished MacBook Pro arrived, I simply restored everything from my cloned partitions on a LaCie drive, and I never lost a step.

Unsophisticated users have to learn how to review software properly. Such people need to stop complaining about insignificant things. By spreading false, unsubstantiated rumors, they only make themselves look like a fool.

And, as for giving no stars to a software application just because the can't control their own infantile impulses to lash out at something they know nothing about, well, don't get me started at what such rude behavior says about such people. They are just too ignorant to realize that, by downgrading someone else for no good reason, what they are really doing is rating themselves.

This comment does not merely apply to the fools who engage in such behavior; it applies to everyone on this web site who indulges in such abhorrent, childish behavior. Grow up, all of you.

If this particular developer is taking his time releasing a new version of his software, it is not because he is "abandoning" the software. More than likely, he is applying the perfectionist skills set that made his software great from the beginning, and he refuses to release his work until it meets his standards—and ours. If you knew anything about character, you'd be able to deduce that, instead of tossing off the worst aspects of your character onto people where it does not belong.
[Version 2.7.1]

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Franko replied on 23 Feb 2014
I'll add to Bowierboy's cogent post that the 2 times I needed help (both problems due to my ignorance) the dev quickly responded with guidance. Had SD been abandoned I'd still be waiting...
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appleHQ had trouble on 26 Sep 2011
Website offline? No support? What happened?
[Version 2.6.4]


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Dchaparro had trouble on 13 Jul 2010
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/

Has "Shirt-Pocket" gone out out of business or closed shop? Their website appears to be down and I can't seem to find any alternative servers to download SuperDuper! 2.6.2
Can anyone provide any info?

Thanks in advance.
[Version 2.6.2]

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Shirt Pocket (developer) replied on 13 Jul 2010
We had a network outage that's fixed now... sorry for the trouble!
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Mac Adam had trouble on 25 Apr 2010
"Scheduled Copies" bugged GUI on 10.6.3 MacPro 2009…
Please help
[Version 2.6.2]

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Shirt Pocket (developer) replied on 27 Apr 2010
Drop me some email to support, happy to help as always...
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Mac Adam replied on 27 Apr 2010
I found MY error,
sorry about wrong bug report…
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Juniper had trouble on 13 Oct 2009
I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard and version SD 2.6.2 corrupted my applications' icons, including App folder's own icon. It shows all blank, no icon at all. I switched back to the previous version of SD and relaunched Finder to fix it.

On a side note, the SD icon in the .dmg had corrupted or no icon image at all.
[Version 2.6.2]

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Pennyhead replied on 13 Oct 2009
Didn't happen to me.
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Shirt Pocket (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2009
It sounds to me like you were actually having icon cache problems in general, since things were wrong before you even ran SuperDuper!. Try restarting your Mac, then use 2.6.2 again... and if you have trouble, drop me a note to the support email. It's a lot easier for me to help when I don't have to look for you!
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Pennyhead replied on 13 Oct 2009
I have not updated in a long time (since Snow Leopard came out) and quite a bit had of info had to be backed up. What the developer said "Faster than ever - up to 2x on 10.5/10.6" is true!!! 322,628 files had to be updated out of 644,019 and SuprDuper! 2.6.2 did it in no time. Wish I had timed it but it was fast anyway. I love this app (not such a big fan of Time Machine, too many files!!!).
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viking_the had trouble on 03 Feb 2008
Download site at http://www.shirt-pocket.com/downloads/SuperDuper%21.dmg has been Off-The-Air for at least a week. Safari is unable to reach the server.
[Version 2.1.4]


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mac adam had trouble on 17 Jun 2007
Need Update:

•Leopard Ready (Privileges)
•Progress Bar not Work on Large File Copy
•Some copy to ImageDisk made "error, not enought space left"

Thank for tour Great/Nice Soft
[Version 2.1.4]


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luke1322 had trouble on 26 Apr 2007
I love this program!

One (small) issue though...after a successful backup, the program will not quit. It doesn't freeze up, it just seems to require a force quit to get out of it. The backup definitely proceeds successfully though. Not a big deal but thought it was worth mentioning to make sure there isn't some stability issue lurking. Running 10.4.9 on a powerbook G4.

Again, this program is awesome.
[Version 2.1.4]


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neuralgia had trouble on 09 Jul 2006
I have repaired permissions multiple times but even running under root login this program freezes out when it encounters files with permissions issues it says it cannot copy.
[Version 2.1.2]


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cabbage had trouble on 12 Nov 2004
I'm having problems with the 1.5.2 v71. I've tried on 4 different Macs now. I'm booting a silver G4 into FireWire mode and using SuperDuper! to create a disk image with high compression It creates the .dmg.sparseimage but then I get an error that it can't unmount it in /tmp.
SuperDuper! Log (Created Friday, November 12, 2004 12:14:45 PM America/New_York)

[***] Friday, November 12, 2004 12:15:25 PM America/New_York
|12:15:25 PM|Info| SuperDuper!, version 71, path: /Applications/Utilities/SuperDuper!.app, OS: 10.3.6 (7R28)
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Source Drive: /Volumes/MAC 08, name: MAC 08, device: /dev/disk1s5 type: hfs, OS: N/A, capacity: 74.52 GB, used: 2.99 GB, directories: 1554, files: 16809
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Target Image: /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg, name: G4-MAC08.dmg
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Copy Mode : Copy all files.
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Copy Script : Backup - all files.dset
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Transcript : ImageTranscript.plist
|12:15:25 PM|Info| PHASE: Prepare Volumes
|12:15:25 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Enable Permissions
|12:15:25 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on MAC 08
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
|12:15:25 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for MAC 08
|12:15:25 PM|Info| Permissions on '/Volumes/MAC 08' are enabled.
|12:15:25 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Prepare ASR image "G4-MAC08.dmg"
|12:15:25 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Creating disk image /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg
|12:15:26 PM|Info| Initializing...
|12:15:27 PM|Info| Creating...
|12:15:28 PM|Info| Formatting...
|12:15:28 PM|Info| Finishing...
|12:15:28 PM|Info| created: /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg.sparseimage
|12:15:28 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Mounting /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg on /tmp/SVUmount
|12:15:30 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg mounted on /tmp/SVUmount
|12:15:30 PM|Info| Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
|12:15:30 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg mounted on /tmp/SVUmount
|12:15:30 PM|Info| Permissions on '/tmp/SVUmount' are enabled.
|12:15:30 PM|Info| PHASE: Clone from Source to Target
|12:15:30 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Copy Files from MAC 08 to "G4-MAC08.dmg"
|12:15:30 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Copying MAC 08 to /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg
|12:15:30 PM|Info| Copying all files using script: /Applications/Utilities/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Backup - all files.dset
|12:15:31 PM|Info| Loading 19 commands from copy script /Applications/Utilities/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude system temporary files.dset
|12:15:31 PM|Info| Loading 1 commands from copy script /Applications/Utilities/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Norton FileSaver files.dset
|12:15:31 PM|Info| Loading 2 commands from copy script /Applications/Utilities/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Backup - all files.dset
|12:15:31 PM|Info| Copy script command hash contains 9 commands
|12:16:04 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/private/var/run
|12:16:04 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/private/var/tmp/mnta
|12:16:04 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/private/var/tmp/mntb
|12:16:04 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/private/var/vm
|12:18:14 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/.Trashes
|12:18:14 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/.vol
|12:24:06 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/mach
|12:24:06 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/Desktop DB
|12:24:06 PM|Info| Ignoring /Volumes/MAC 08/Desktop DF
|12:24:06 PM|Info| Scanned 18338 items occupying 2.98 GB (1554 directories, 16692 files, 92 symlinks)
|12:24:06 PM|Info| Copied 18324 items totaling 2.97 GB (1545 directories, 16688 files, 91 symlinks)
|12:24:06 PM|Info| Cloned 2.97 GB of data in 516 seconds at an effective transfer rate of 5.90 MB/s
|12:24:06 PM|Info| PHASE: Conclude Target Setup
|12:24:06 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Finalizing "G4-MAC08.dmg" session
|12:24:06 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Unmounting /Users/Shared/G4-MAC08.dmg from /tmp/SVUmount
|12:24:07 PM|Info| "disk2" failed to unmount (0x0000C001)
|12:24:07 PM|Error| rmdir: /tmp/SVUmount: Device busy
[Version 1.5.2(71)]



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SuperDuper is an advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" -- useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file.

Clones for safety. To ensure you can safely roll back a system after the unexpected occurs. With a few clicks, you can easily "checkpoint" your system, preserving your computer's critical applications and files while you run on a working, bootable copy. If anything goes wrong, just reboot to the original. When you do, your current Documents, Music, Pictures -- even iSync data -- are available! You can get back to work immediately.

Clones for industry! SuperDuper has enough features to satisfy the advanced user, too. Its simple-but-powerful Copy Script feature allows complete control of exactly what files get copied, ignored, even aliased ("soft linked" for the Unix inclined) from one drive to another.


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