View Full Version : SD notification on machine w/o Apple Mail

06-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Here's the situation:

I run SD on 2 machines (PowerMac and MacMini). On the mini I do not run Apple Mail. (It is a media server and I want it as lean and simplified as possible). However, I do want to be informed when a backup succeeds and/or fails on both machines.

So I set up Growl on the desktop, configured SD with MailMe and now I get an email notification for each scheduled copy. All is well on that end.

Now I want the same thing on the mini, but Growl won't work since it (apparently) needs Apple Mail. I looked at the "Copy Job Script.template" as was suggested in another thread, but I am not running smtp on the mini, so I don't think I can get a mail message sent from there.

(As an aside, I could find no documentation on how to get the modified "Copy Job Script.template" to be run by SuperDuper!. Do I just edit it and save it back to where it was?)

I seems crazy to me to have to run all this software just to get notification that SuperDuper! has or has not done its job. There must be an easier way that I am missing?


06-03-2007, 04:01 PM
If you just configure Apple Mail with your account information, Growl will be able to use it... you don't have to "run" Apple Mail for real -- the configuration is enough.

06-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Thanks. I'll give that a try.

On a related note, can you tell me how to make use of the "Copy Job Script.template" as you suggested in another thread? I am an experienced programmer and have a fair bit of experience with AppleScript, but am not clear how SD uses this script.
- Does it load the "Copy Job Script.template" file itself? (the template extension hs me wondering)
- would it be better to include my changes as a "loaded" script somehow so that my code would be somewhat insulated against SD upgrades?

Any general guidance as well would be much appreciated.


06-03-2007, 08:02 PM
Whwnever a new schedule is created, the template is copied into the settings package in Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Scheduled Copies. So, if you want code to be included in all subsequent copies, you'd change the template -- and you'd have to modify the template after every update.

For one copy, you can change Copy Job.applescript in the settings package itself.

06-03-2007, 08:22 PM
Great thanks. This helps a lot.