Scheduled mounting help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nickolai1, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. nickolai1 macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2016
    Hi could anybody help.
    I have a network drive that seems to unmount itself at random. Annoying as I stream videos from it.
    Using automator I have created an application that mounts the volume.
    I can't figure out how to get it to run hourly. so that volume is mounted if not there

    Failing that a simple script that will check every few hours for specified volume and mount if not found.

    I used to do a bit og unix/linux years ago and assumed I could crontab the Automator script. I am either very rusty with doing it or apple no longer use cron

    Any ideas?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Sounds like that external sleeps deeply the drive causing to loose contact! So Try to prevent the external to sleep on you!
  3. nickolai1 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2016
    It could be that. Is a Drobo fs. Will see if stopping the drives spinning down cures it. Don't think it will because the array stays on even if drives spin down. Good idea either way. Thanks

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