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Old 10-15-2009, 12:10 PM
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Having a scheduling problem

I'm trying to schedule a backup. I want SD! to
--run a script to mount the destination volume and disable Time Machine
--do a Smart Backup
--run another script to re-enable Time Machine
--unmount the destination volume.

There seems to be just one problem: When SD! starts up, it notices that the destination volume isn't mounted (because the first script hasn't run yet) and gets hung up.

I can think of a few possible solutions, but it seems like the most straightforward would be a new option to mount the volume before doing anything else.

Can you suggest a short-term solution and maybe consider this for a future version? It might be cool to have a command-line version of SD! so it could be called from a shell script, sort of like I'm doing with Disk Utility:
>diskutil mount MyBackupVol
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:13 PM
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It will do this when scheduled, Rob...
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:19 PM
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It will do this when scheduled, Rob...
Well, so far I haven't seen it work. I've tried deleting and re-creating the schedule, with no success.

Comment: it would be helpful if log entries showed the date as well as the time. It would save having to scroll through a big log searching for the run date.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:45 PM
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Log entries do show the date and time, in their title at the very least.

I don't know why your schedule wouldn't auto-mount, since it certainly should (and does here)... it won't when launching SD!, though. Perhaps turn "remember source/destination volumes" off?
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:40 PM
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OK, are you saying that I don't need to run the pre-backup script command:
>diskutil mount MyBackupVol
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On the logging thing: in the log I'm looking at, only the second line of the log shows the date.

If the log only shows info for the last run, I guess that's OK. But if, like most logs, it has entries for several runs, then I would vote for the date being in every line. Or at least put some blank lines between info for the various runs.

Also, I note that the "Find" command is disabled in the log. Could enabling it be put on the to do list?
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:31 PM
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Correct, no need, since on schedule we do that already. The *title* (filename) of the log has the date.

I'm not sure adding additional commands to allow the log to be searched is a high priority, but I've taken note of your request.
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