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Running backup when a drive is plugged in

Dec 05, 2017


As of release 78.9 it's possible to run a backup when an external drive is plugged into the computer or when a remote share becomes accessible.

More specifically, this option allows scheduling an immediate backup run when the job exits from the "Waiting for a device/share..." state.


This is a per-job option and it is Off by default. In order to turn it on
add the following override to the backup's configuration:

        conf.run_on_device_arrival             1

See for details.

Emphyrio :

May 03, 2020

Is it possible to run a backup when a *specific* drive is plugged in?

The automatic backup works great when I plug in my external USB hard drive. But when I plug in my e-reader or any other USB stick, it also triggers the backup job. That is not desirable, is there any way around this?

Emphyrio :

May 03, 2020

Never mind, I found the answer myself: device tracking will do this :-)

Alex Pankratov :

May 03, 2020

Aye, precisely :)

tomin :

Dec 23, 2020

When job is finished it will automatically disconnect a drive? Thank you

Alex Pankratov :

Dec 23, 2020
via "Media and device ejection" link in the FAQ

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