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Old 07-12-2006, 04:51 PM
davec davec is offline
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How to make SD wait till I've powered up ext drive?

Hi there,

Happily using SD for mirroring my system drive to an external USB2 HD every day.

Problem is, to save wear and tear I power down the External HD when not in use.

This then means that when SD powers up for a scheduled backup and finds the drive isn't mounted or that it can't mount it, it gives up and reports an error.

So... What I REALLY want it to do is to start the scheduled backup by popping up a dialog asking me to mount the missing drive AND STAY THERE, until I either tell it 'no thanks, don't do a backup' or I mount the drive then say 'OK go ahead now'.

I get the feeling I could write a 'shell script' to do this, but it's a bit out of my league, so can anyone help?

Thanks

Dave

N.B. if you run the backup manually it does EXACTLY this - waits till you mount the drive or say cancel. That's what I want - it prompts me to make the backup and hangs around till I tell it not to.

DRC
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