Applescripting Time Machine

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by laskie, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. laskie macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've used the following bit of Applescript for years to trigger Time Machine from within an Applescript. It no longer seems to work in Mavericks. Anyone know of a solution or alternative. This script runs and does not throw any error messages. It simply does nothing.

    do shell script "/System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/backupd-helper >/dev/null 2>&1 &"
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    Learn the Apple command structure for Time Machine with the command:

    Code:
    man tmutil
    Then see if you can use these commands to niggle Time Machine for your new script, Good Luck.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #3
    Here you go.

    Code:
    do shell script "tmutil startbackup"
     
  4. laskie thread starter macrumors newbie

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