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Old 11-23-2008, 09:20 PM
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SD oddities with new drive...

I've happily backed-up my drive for months on a MyBook Studio 500GB partitioned (unconsciously) with Apple partition map...
I recently bought the same external drive, a MyBook Studio but with 1TB drive, to substitute my "old" one...
(I didn't know it wasn't recommended, anyway I never had troubles with the previous one)

when I was about to partition it I discovered the APM vs GUID thing, and after a fast search here I decided to partition it using GUID partition table (I'm on an intel Macbook Pro running Leopard 10.5.5)

the drive, as I did with the old one, has two partitions: one for archiving purpose, and one where I backup my internal drive.

NOW, since I'm using the new drive (I can't try with the old one because I don't own it anymore) I regularly have two "errors":
-SD can't find the target volume. It appears that SD keeps searching for the old partition, even if I already performed several backups on the new drive (the name of the new backup partition is different from the old one). --> see down
-SD prevent the system to shut down: the option "on succesful completion - shut down computer" that always worked as it should, lately fails to work... SD doesn't display any error, but the system doesn't shutdown and alerts that SD app impeded the shut down etc.

any idea on what's goin' on?
thanks, agiabuba

PS: I already tried to both delete SD preferences for the first error, and to login holding SHIFT for the second thing, but nothing changed...
edit: after I deleted the preferences AND rebooted now SD seem to recognize the target drive properly... I'll check again after the next backup!
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:59 PM
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okay, with the last backup I verified that the target volume is now recognized properly, the only problem is that OSX is still unable to shutdown the computer, how can this be related with the hard drive? any hint David?

here a screenie after the backup:


the text is in italian, but it basically says the classic error:
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Logout has timed out because the application SuperDuper! could not be quit. To try again, quit Finder and choose Log Out from the Apple menu. You can use the Force Quite menu item in the Apple menu (or press Command+Option+Esc) to quit an unresponsive application
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:08 PM
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Quit SD! and try removing the "Saved Settings" folder in Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!, then run again and let's see if it helps.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:12 AM
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did, sadly Leopard failed to shutdown again...

how SD! handles the shutdown? it uses native OS commands?
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:49 AM
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An error in the translation of the error message above:
"To try again, quit Finder and choose Log Out from the Apple menu."
should be:
"To try again, quit SuperDuper! and choose Log Out from the Apple menu."

This looks very similar to the problem in this thread: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2706 where shut down would not happen because SD! could not be quit.

On my machine that problem started with Leopard and mysteriously resolved itself after a couple of months. Possibly (but I am not certain) the problem had gone after a 10.5.x full Combo-update.
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We use standard methods to ask (not demand) Finder to tell the system to shut down -- as Ronald mentioned, some people do have a failure when this happens, but we've never been able to reproduce that problem in house, and it seems to be intermittent even for those it does happen to...
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:45 PM
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I really have no idea...
the problem appeared with the new drive, but this could depend on several other things... not least the switch from APM to GUID

let's see after 10.5.6, that seem to be on the doorstep

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