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Can Image for Window mount/unmount drive in a script?

Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:55 am

Hello,

I am very new to Image for Windows and am still learning all of its abilities. I primarily use a Mac at home, but am using IfW for a PC I also use. I use a backup program on the Mac that is able to mount the drive on a schedule, perform the backup, and then dismount the drive at the conclusion of the backup. As long as the drive is connected to the Mac, it will handle the mounting, copying and dismounting. This helps avoid any potential ransomware issues if they were to strike.

Does Image for Windows have the ability to do something similar? I am using the IFWRotate script to do a weekly backup and daily incrementals and it is working great, but wanted to see if I could also have it mount and dismount the drive as part of the process.

Re: Can Image for Window mount/unmount drive in a script?

Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:07 pm

you can backup directly to a drive that is never mounted in windows as a
file system if you like (or format it Ext2/3/4 and without a driver, windows
won't mount it). Or you can script items to mount and unmount drive letters
or volumes using windows diskpart utility command line.

The raw drive is of course always there if attached to the system.


"gilbreen" wrote in message news:11864@public.image...

Hello,

I am very new to Image for Windows and am still learning all of its
abilities. I primarily use a Mac at home, but am using IfW for a PC I also
use. I use a backup program on the Mac that is able to mount the drive on a
schedule, perform the backup, and then dismount the drive at the conclusion
of the backup. As long as the drive is connected to the Mac, it will handle
the mounting, copying and dismounting. This helps avoid any potential
ransomware issues if they were to strike.

Does Image for Windows have the ability to do something similar? I am using
the IFWRotate script to do a weekly backup and daily incrementals and it is
working great, but wanted to see if I could also have it mount and dismount
the drive as part of the process.

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