Magic Packet

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RogueTexan
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Magic Packet

Post by RogueTexan »

Has anyone used magic packets with Syncovery to wake up a target PC, prior to backup?

My gun safe has internal power and ethernet via passthrough.
I'd like to have an additional backup target PC inside the safe.
To minimize heat, I want the PC to stay asleep until time to backup.

Thanks

tobias
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Re: Magic Packet

Post by tobias »

Hello,
I'm not sure about magic packets, but if you have a command line tool to do it, you can invoke it from Syncovery via the "Execute before/after..." checkmark on the Job tab sheet in the profile.

Contractor5Prepays9
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Re: Magic Packet

Post by Contractor5Prepays9 »

i have a drive in my safe also.
i use a zwave switch, so that i can turn the drive ON when i need it, from my phone app, and OFF when i don't need it.
i n lieu of that, if yhou are in close proximity, just add external switch, so power is TOTALLY off, not just asleep (but still powered)
anyway, just an observation

RogueTexan
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Re: Magic Packet

Post by RogueTexan »

Thanks tobias, I forgot that option existed..


I created powershell script to send the magic packet.
I'm not sure how to format the line in the "Execute before / after"
I entered the path and file name C:\temp\wol.ps1, but it just opens in notepad.
I'm not finding much documentation.

RogueTexan
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Re: Magic Packet

Post by RogueTexan »

Contractor5Prepays9, nice!

I wish I could go that route, but I've got two 8TB drives in a RAID 0 stripe.

tobias
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Re: Magic Packet

Post by tobias »

Hello,
you need to invoke powershell.exe with your script name as a parameter.

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PowerShell.exe -Command C:\scripts\test.ps1

RogueTexan
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Re: Magic Packet

Post by RogueTexan »

Thanks tobias, I figured it out a few minutes after posting...

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