Schedule mounting of a Firewire HD?

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  1. UniAce macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    Is there a way to schedule the mounting and unmounting of an external firewire hard drive? I have one that I only use for backups once a week and that I don't need to be mounted (or even ON) at other times. But I'd rather not manually turn it on and off every week.

    I'm running OS X 10.4.2.
    Maybe there's a way to schedule mounts in OS X? If not, maybe an application somewhere can do it? Thanks!
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    you make an automator workflow to do it and schedule it in iCal (i've never actually tried this but it should work)
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050504105901868

    or you can write a cron script or use cronnix
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2001020700163714
    http://h5197.serverkompetenz.net/cronnix/
     
  3. UniAce thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I was trying to go the Automator route, and I succeeded in making a workflow to eject the the firewire volume, but I can't figure out how to make one to mount the volume again. Maybe this can be done in Applescript? Maybe it can't be done?
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    yes you probably can. google around to see if a similar script has been written. check on http://www.macosxhints.com although i think you are more likely to find a shell script rather than an applescript.
     

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