Forum Question: Where is the best place to keep automator actions?

I am using a new Drobo. I’ve downloaded and automator script so that I don’t have TimeMachine taking up 4 TB of space. Where do I keep this little script, and is there a way to make it so the script only runs when my system is connected to a certain drive (e.g. the Drobo)?

— Todd Peperkorn

Comments: 3 Responses to “Where is the best place to keep automator actions?”

    1/3/10 @ 10:54 pm

    Not sure on your second question, but as to your first you can put the script anywhere. Just create a place for it according to how you usually organize things.
    I’m not sure what the script is actually doing, so it is hard to make recommendations.

    Todd A. Peperkorn
    1/4/10 @ 11:20 am

    Ok as to the first. On the second, as I understand it, TimeMachine automatically fills up whatever drive it is being used on. That isn’t really helpful when you’re using a Drobo. So this automator makes it so that it will only take up twice the size of the HD it’s backing up.

      1/4/10 @ 11:31 am

      Wouldn’t it make more sense to partition your Drobo? (Warning: DO NOT try to live partition your Drobo).
      I used a Drobo for a TM backup for a short time. But then I realized it was such a waste. The Drobo will secure your data, sure, but this is a backup. It is like taking an important document, xeroxing it, and then putting the xerox in a vault while the original sits on your desk.

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