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D.G.
07-31-2007, 05:05 PM
I normally run as a non admin account, and I've noticed that when a scheduled backup runs and the disk wasn't mounted, SD! mounts, does the back up, and then hangs waiting for an admin password to unmount the disk before quitting.

Is there a way around this?

I was imagining if SD! could mount the disk it should be able to unmount it, but I see that using the disk utility app does the same thing, while the finder doesn't require the password to unmount...

DG

dnanian
07-31-2007, 05:09 PM
We ask the system to unmount, and for some reason it's not doing it -- perhaps trying to repair permissions?

D.G.
07-31-2007, 07:26 PM
I have the feeling it's to do with the process of unmounting that SD! uses combined with not running as an admin.

The prompt I get is from the DiskManagementTool. This is the same prompt as I get from attempting to unmount using the disk utility app:

I can mount from the disk utility, but unmounting from the disk utility asks for an admin password.

On the other hand, if I mount from the disk utility, I can unmount from the finder with no password.

The same thing occurs if I mount just by plugging in the firewire cable. Finder can unmount, disk utility requires an admin password to unmount.

Repair permissions and verifying the disks made no difference to this behavior.

DG

dnanian
08-01-2007, 12:51 AM
Unfortunately, I don't think there's anything we can do, DG...

D.G.
08-01-2007, 11:30 AM
Would I be correct in thinking that creating the schedule as my admin user should get around this? But then the admin would have to be logged in?

DG

dnanian
08-01-2007, 01:56 PM
It depends what's not working on your system, DG, but I'd expect so.

D.G.
08-01-2007, 06:09 PM
It seems that either a reboot fixed it, or it was being caused by an issue with the "ignore permissions" options in OS X. Seems to be working fine now (as part of fixing the later I rebooted, so it's hard to tell which actually fixed this).

DG

dnanian
08-01-2007, 06:14 PM
Ah, so you didn't restart after the permission repair -- I'm sorry I wasn't more explicit there. Glad that worked.