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10-27-2006, 09:45 PM
Not sure if this is already possible but:

I have an ext drive with 4 partitions and every week i SD my Mac into one of those partitions, sequentially. Problem is that sometimes i forget which one i used last..
is there a way or could there be a way to save the log file with a user defined name onto the target partition?
that way, when i look at the partitions i immediately can see a text file named "SD Backup 27Oct06" or whatever.

what do you think?


10-27-2006, 11:45 PM
Not really, but you could use a post-copy shell script to "touch" a file on the drive that could help you figure things out.

10-29-2006, 01:15 AM
Thanks for the reply Dave,

I would really like to "leave a receipt" on the target drive after a backup. I think that a simple script to copy the logfile to the target would do it.

do you think it would be difficult to write such a script, i am willing to try but not sure how to get the <target> path.

Also, I poked around but was not able to find the log file, can you tell me where it is kept?


10-29-2006, 08:55 AM

I solved that issue (well, really a work around) by:
Creating a custom icon for my source drive. Then, each time SD! copies the source to the target volume, the custom icon is also copied. Thus, when I next log on, I have a visual cue that a copy has been made, e.g., a second volume that looks identical to the source.

Of course, I then remove (2 clicks) the custom icon from the target so that it is ready for the next SD! copy.

10-29-2006, 10:03 AM
The "target" path is one of the parameters passed to the script ($4, as I recall)... these are documented in the User's Guide.

Note, though -- the log isn't usually written until the backup is done. So you can't really copy the log. Instead, as I said, just touch a receipt file with the date/time: that should work for you!

02-07-2007, 06:35 PM
just touch a receipt file with the date/time: that should work for you!

Is there a way to have the date/time as the file name of the 'receipt'?

Anyone care to walk me through this...?