View Full Version : Scheduling Questions...

05-17-2008, 10:55 AM
Hi, I'm pretty new to SD (having bought it a few months ago, right after the 2.5 update) and love the software. I use it to back up my MacBook to a network drive (AFP) - which seems to work great.

Right now I've got it set to run a backup every day at noon. The only problem is that my machine use is sporadically timed, so I miss a lot of backups (so I actually wind up backing up only every 3 or 4 days when my machine happens to be on at noon). There's no real time for me when the machine is always on.

What I'd like to know if it's possible for SD to run a backup say every 24 hours, but immediately upon finding the network drive if it's been more than 24 hours since the last backup (i.e. if it's missed the last backup) - then the next backup either at the regularly scheduled time or after 24 hours.

Is there some way to set the scheduler to do that?

Also, as an aside Dave - any plans to implement FSevents into SD?



05-17-2008, 11:11 AM
That's not really possible, no.

FSEvents are something that we're considering for the future, but since they're Leopard-specific (and pretty new) we're not sure the speed improvements that might ensue would be worth the risks involved in adopting the technology too early.

05-17-2008, 11:49 AM
OK Dave, thanks for the quick reply.
Any plans to add such flexible scheduling?

05-17-2008, 03:07 PM
We'll have to see: it's not requested a lot, though I understand its usefulness.