Schedule mounting of a Firewire HD?

UniAce

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Jul 3, 2005
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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!
 

superbovine

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UniAce said:
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!
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/
 
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UniAce

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Jul 3, 2005
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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?
 
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superbovine

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UniAce said:
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?
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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