Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-01-2008, 05:39 PM
c_staub c_staub is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Defrag

I am a newbie, so let me get this straight to defrag my internal drive I back-up all files to the external drive. Than boot up from the external drive. Use disk utility to erase the internal drive and use the restore feature to load it up again from the back up. I just wanted get that right before i continue on. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2008, 06:00 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,837
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
You can do that, yes. Or you could use a program like iDefrag...
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2008, 03:06 PM
brich brich is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 43
However, whenever I've done a complete clone operation to external (not incremental), DiskWarrior shows the clone at 20-30% of the directory items 'out of place.' What is the significance of this? Is it a concern?

Last edited by brich; 02-02-2008 at 03:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2008, 03:09 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,837
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
Not a worry at all.
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-02-2008, 03:12 PM
brich brich is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnanian View Post
Not a worry at all.
Dave, in your experience then, would you think it necessary to run DW after the initial clone, or would you simply disregard that 'out of place' %.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-02-2008, 05:06 PM
Anith Anith is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
OK, I'm probably being a fool here, but I think DiskWarrior doesn't really have much to do with defragging, aside from the common computer maintenance theme.

Defragging deals with the fragmentation of files across the physical drive, due to a lack of consecutive free blocks. Mac OS X attempts to prevent this automatically, but depending on your usage your drive may become fragmented anyway (mine, for example is a mess). Defrag programs tend to take forever, so instead I use SuperDuper! to just copy, erase the original, and restore. As far as I know, however, SuperDuper! performs no repairs/optimizations on the directory structures of the drive.

DiskWarrior deals with directory damage and optimization. This isn't really related to disk fragmentation as far as I know. So I don't see why using SuperDuper! to defragment your disk woul affect your DiskWarrior usage patterns. I'd definitely do a quick runthrough of DiskWarrior on the drive before copying with SuperDuper!, to ensure my new, defragged drive is in perfect condition.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-02-2008, 05:50 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,837
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
In general, no -- I don't think it's necessary.
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.