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marcusororleeus
07-24-2006, 02:45 PM
I'm trying to use SuperDuper to backup our OS X Server. To be safe, I want to stop down all server services running in Server Admin before I do the backup, and restart them after the backup.

I know SuperDuper can do shell scripts, but I only know how to stop services using Applescript (tho the Applescript does trigger shell scripts). How would I write the following applescript purely in shell script style:

do shell script "serveradmin stop afp" password "ourpassword" with administrator privileges
delay 10
do shell script "serveradmin stop mail" password "ourpassword" with administrator privileges
delay 10
do shell script "serveradmin stop print" password "ourpassword" with administrator privileges
delay 10
do shell script "serveradmin stop web" password "ourpassword" with administrator privileges
delay 10


Any ideas?

marcusororleeus
07-24-2006, 03:17 PM
After a bit of reading, I gather that you can call an Applescript from a shell script, using osascript.

However, this seems a rather roundabout way of doing things, since what I would be doing is running a shell script which runs an applescript ... which runs a shell script..

Any way to do it completely in a shell script?

dnanian
07-24-2006, 05:13 PM
Well, the thing is you are doing it in a shell script, because the commands you're running are shell script commands, being executed by AppleScript.

Just put:

#!/bin/sh
serveradmin stop afp
serveradmin stop mail
serveradmin stop print
serveradmin stop web

in your shell script. The script will be run authenticated, and you should be good to go. In your "after" script, use:

serveradmin start afp

(etc)

Hope that helps!