Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2006, 07:22 PM
bram bram is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
scheduling an unattended backup on MacOSX server

I am looking for a backup solution for MacOSX server. We want to schedule backups on the server with SuperDuper!. Unfortunately the manually tells this is only possible when the user is logged in. We don't want to leave any user logged in to execute a backup. Is there any option to circumvent this limition? Apart from this it SuperDuper! suits our needs.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-17-2006, 07:36 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,752
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
You have two choices. You can have an unprivileged user logged in with the screen locked (using a password protected screen saver), or you can install and schedule as root.
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-18-2006, 08:09 AM
bram bram is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnanian View Post
You have two choices. You can have an unprivileged user logged in with the screen locked (using a password protected screen saver), or you can install and schedule as root.
The first one is not an option. I don't want to login each time the server reboots to have backups.

Will the second option still work if the server reboots and nobody logs in as root user ?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-18-2006, 08:12 AM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,752
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
Yes: at least in Panther and Tiger, root's crontab runs when no one is logged in, and root has access to the screen, so SD! will run.
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2006, 06:00 PM
caleban caleban is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Question Schedule SD! as root?

Are we talking about:
1. Logging in as the root user and creating a schedule in the SD! UI
2. Creating a launchd script to run as root or something else...?

I'm running Mac OS X Server 10.4.8
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2006, 06:22 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,752
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
Logging in as the root user and creating a schedule.
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
alternating backup snoopy67 General 11 04-04-2009 05:14 PM
Fw Drive Wont Boot Budgie General 3 11-05-2006 01:22 PM
scheduling backup 'when backup volume is available' ChrisRyland General 1 10-14-2006 09:25 AM
Backup External HD (TCP/IP Snap Server) DanAshley General 3 08-29-2006 11:12 PM
(Zero-length) File caused SuperDuper to abort backup alancfrancis General 7 08-31-2005 10:42 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.