Run rdi backup script from startup disk

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Run rdi backup script from startup disk

Post by Jon » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi,

I would like to create a startup disk on an external hard drive that automatically runs an rdi script when the drive is connected and the PC is powered up. This script will perform a differential backup of the C partition then shutdown the PC. Is this possible?
I ask as there appears to be no option to create a backup of a partition from the startup disk.

Thank you,
Jon.

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Re: Run rdi backup script from startup disk

Post by Alt » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:41 pm

But the startup disk doesn't support automatic script execution. And it's possible to create a backup of a system disk using the startup disk.

Jon

Re: Run rdi backup script from startup disk

Post by Jon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:09 am

Can I boot to command line in startup disk, then run a backup command e.g. R-DriveImage [/switches] command <params>

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Re: Run rdi backup script from startup disk

Post by Alt » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:44 pm

Jon wrote:Can I boot to command line in startup disk, then run a backup command e.g. R-DriveImage [/switches] command <params>
No. There's no a command-line utility on the startup verson. You see, the startup version is Linux-based, and doesn't understand the Windows C:, D:, and the similar disk letters.

Jon

Re: Run rdi backup script from startup disk

Post by Jon » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:38 am

Okay thank you. I'll look for an alternative backup tool.
best regards,
Jon.

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Re: Run rdi backup script from startup disk

Post by Alt » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:27 pm

I don't think there's any. For that Windows/Linux incompatibility.

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