[root@headnode (CIS:0) ~]# sdc-backup -U c2t0d0p0
Disk c2t0d0p0 will relabled, reformatted and all data will be lost [y/n] y
creating PCFS file system
mounting target disk c2t0d0
mounting source disk c0t0d0
setting up grub
Sorry, I don't know anything about your "xterm-256color" terminal.
Error: installing grub boot blocks
Yep, my OSX default xterm-256color is not known, and the many-minutes long backup process dies at the end. To address this, override the terminal setting in root user's .bash_profile file with the line:
Simple, but its not every day you can increase performance by 50%, so to speak.