I don't see your Macintosh HD (your boot drive) listed in the time machine prefs. *I will comment on that in another post/ ethel
If by two backup softwares you mean SuperDuper and Time Machine. Here was my thinking. I always kept a bootable backup using SuperDuper or some other ancient long gone app. So if I was left without an working hard drive, I had a backup.
Then Time Machine came along and I didn't see how I could use the TM backup to boot my Mac with or see the usefullness in that regard so I kept up with the SuperDuper backups. I do use TM to get lost files, etc. because it is fast and convenient.
However, as noted in previous posts, John, and now include Jim, somehow I must have tricked TM to thinking it was using my internal hard drive and an external to back up TM stuff. Hence, Mavericks gave me the message both were being used and Mavericks would not install on internal hard drive.
Well dang me. I don't understand this now. I was getting ready to update my backup with SuperDuper and it says my Time Machine is using the internal HD too? Can this be? I looked and could not find it on the HD.
• So from my previous post, can you see anything I've done wrong?
• For whatever reason TM chose my internal HD to make a folder named: Backups.backupdb/katescomputer, and it remained empty throughout all TM backing up, I don't know. I tried deleting that folder and running TM but it reappeared and remained empty.
.. I don't get why you have SuperDuper restarting then booting from the backup, and why it mentions making a restorable dmg.
• I always had SD restart/boot from the backup to make sure it was valid and working.
• The dmg? I don't know. Sounded like another insurance clause for free .
• This little bit of sad news, though not earth-shattering, I can live without my TM recent backups. [sad] In the SD screen capture, it says it will replace TM backups on my external HD with my internal HD TM info -- which was empty/none/zilch.
• I do have a valid, working, bootable backup of my now internal HD.
____________________ Also take a screen shot of Fantom Backup, and the window in SuperDuper under Options.
• Will do that in a few.
Edited by KateSorensen (10/24/1312:25 PM) Edit Reason: Made it more long-winded ;)
I do the same thing, Kate. I use Time Machine for a daily backup of my Projects and Documents folders, and I have Carbon Copy Cloner set up to backup my entire internal drive every Sunday. Each of those two backups go to their own partition on my external drive. Plus I use Crash Plan for hourly cloud backups of projects and documents throughout the day.
Oops Steve. I store my SuperDuper on my internal HD. My deck of cards only has 51 cards too. I sure need to buy me a "Keeper" in my old age. I'm going to move my backup right now. We'll just keep this tidbit between you and me. All our other friends do not need to know so much about me! Ha. . .
I think I will write this in invisible ink so that Reboot guy who is trying to help me won't see it.
I installed Mavericks. The solution was to delete the folder from my hard drive that designated the hard drive to be a Time Machine backup disk. I found the instructions on Apple's website under support/Time Machine/suggestions of problems. It said you cannot install a OS X on a hard drive that was used for Time Machine backups, then gave instructions how to delete the folder from the desired hard drive.
I did as was suggested him the instructions and then I started the install OS X Mavericks from the installer I got from the app store. It tells me now that I have about 24 minutes before I will have mapped the Mavericks on my iMac. Yeah hey!
I am without any time machine backup on my iMac but Mr. Jim Reboot has said he will help me set up a Time Capsule I got once a long time ago with a 2 TB hard drive. I have the DMG backup on an external hard drive so I am okay if the internal drive crashes.
On Facebook I read about some of our Macintosh group friends using dictation and they said it is better now. So just for giggles and grins, I have dictated this whole response on my iPad using voice dictation. I think it worked very well. [Smile]
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