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meissnem 08-15-2012 08:15 PM

Auto-mount not working
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I am having trouble with the auto-mount feature. I schedule a Smart Update to run, I unmount (not eject) the target volume using Disk Utility. But the scheduled job always fails with the message 'SuperDuper! cannot find target volume "Clone".'

My external hard drive is a new WD Caviar Green 3TB in a Macally Firewire/USB/eSATA combo case, connected via firewire. There are two partitions, "Clone" is 2TB and SuperDuper's target volume.

Here's the detailed output from system_profiler:


    FireWire Bus:
      Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
        USB2.0 & 1394 & eSATA combo Drive:
          Manufacturer: PI-367
          Model: 0x0
          GUID: 0x30E011E9062721
          Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
          Connection Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
            USB2.0 & 1394 & eSATA combo Drive Unit:
              Unit Software Version: 0x10483
              Unit Spec ID: 0x609E
              Firmware Revision: 0x120
              Product Revision Level:
                USB2.0 & 1394 & eSATA combo Drive SBP-LUN:
                  Capacity: 3 TB (3,000,592,982,016 bytes)
                  Removable Media: Yes
                  BSD Name: disk1
                  Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
                  S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
                      Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
                      BSD Name: disk1s1
                      Content: EFI
                      Capacity: 2 TB (2,000,000,000,000 bytes)
                      File System: Journaled HFS+
                      BSD Name: disk1s2
                      Content: Apple_HFS
                      Volume UUID: 8ADDDD9E-C101-37D5-9FA9-4B2D7ABE473D
                      Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,114,790,400 bytes)
                      File System: Journaled HFS+
                      BSD Name: disk1s3
                      Content: Apple_HFS
                      Volume UUID: AB6553DE-6138-3D75-98A5-C7B8871749D4

Any ideas or pointers?


dnanian 08-15-2012 11:06 PM

Please see, Matt.

meissnem 08-16-2012 01:26 AM


That was the nicest way anyone has told me to RTFM :)

Sorry for the noise.


dnanian 08-16-2012 07:29 AM

Honestly not meant as an RTFM - just a reference to the blog posts where I discuss the issue to save me some typing/copying & pasting. :)

ctucker10 09-01-2012 08:16 PM

I found an applescript that mounts (and un-mounts) an external disk. Coupled with a launchd agent for scheduling it's an acceptable workaround until the auto-mount issue is resolved.

I found the applescript here:

Instructions for creating a launchd agent are here:

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