[OS X TeX] backing up /usr (and MacTeX)

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 12:34:19 EST 2009

On Jan 30, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Jan 30, 2009, at 11:33 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 2009, at 8:35 AM, Rolf Schmolling wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> what about cloning it to an external Disk. I'd recommend SuperDuper
>> doesn't work with large files over ethernet. I had to give it up  
>> after "they" couldn't help.
> Every night at home, I use SuperDuper! to clone to network drive  
> (also in my home) via a wireless connection. It usually takes about  
> an hour or so, but it sure is painless. The key is to clone to a  
> sparse disk image. For the first clone, you can have the drive  
> hooked up to your machine so it is fast, and then just do smart  
> updates after that. Cloning over a network is nicely described in  
> the SD! documentation.

Indeed, but, after having, several times, my computer run up to three  
days not getting near half of the backup, I ended up with:

"I really have no idea why your system is doing the network backup so  
slowly, Alain. It's definitely not the norm.
Dave Nanian
Shirt Pocket
(Case 84988) Not even crawling" at Shirt Pocket Support—December 23,  

But it certainly works over firewire.


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