upgrade outdated is making me miserable
ms at mac-specialist.com
Tue Jul 21 20:57:27 PDT 2009
On Jul 21, 2009, at 12:08 PM, Lenore Horner wrote:
> I thought nothing on my list of ports that were outdated was
> anything I had installed with options beyond what where the defaults
> I set (not to use X11 specifically). I thought upgrade at least
> obeyed the default options. I knew it didn't obey the hand ones.
> Now I have a ton of xorg stuff installing that I definitely
> absolutely do not want. Is there any way of undoing this mess other
> than uninstalling macports entirely and then installing the things I
> really want individually. Can I never do upgrade, but must always
> uninstall and then install port by port?
You might want to look at CarbonCopyCloner. Prior to any upgrade clone
your primary drive. It takes about 15 minutes, its painless.
I recently bought a hardware raid 1 Guardian Maximus from MacSales.com
and it has worked spectacularly. It comes with two 1 terabyte drives
running mirrored backup. I partitioned them into seven partitions, and
backup using CCC which does bootable backups, so at different stages
during the setup process on OS X Server, I would clone the boot drive
to the next available partition, and if something got screwed up
during the next phase of setup, all I had to do was boot from the
previous partition, CCC clone back to the primary drive, restart and
I ran into a number of problems setting up Leopard Server, and CCC
saved me several times. I have since begun doing the same thing on my
iMac workstation, and am really happy. An upgrade on MacPorts
PsyncX never worked correctly creating bootable partition backups for
me. I have also used Synchronize Pro X for some time, and even though
I use it to backup or synchronize directories, I have not been able to
get any of them to work as well as CCC for bootable clones.
BTW the Maximus drive can run on one drive if the other one fails for
any reason, once you replace the bad drive, the good one will mirror
the new one. Even when I partitioned the drive, I partitioned one, it
mirrored the other one via hardware. It is awesome, especially it was
only $325 which was about the same they wanted for lesser quality
drives at Fry's.
I was at the Apple Store yesterday and they were selling a really
rinky-dink raid drive in a plastic enclosure for about the same price.
THe one I got comes in a beautiful metal enclosure.
Disclosure : I don't know anyone at MacSales, I have no involvement
with them, I found the drive on the web, and bought it.
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