06-04-2011 06:20 PM
Can Smartware be run from the command line or task scheduler, and if so, where can I find the switches to turn it on & off, etc?
I like the Smartware interface and search function, but don't need to do continuous backup, I couldn't get the SE USB drive to sleep reliably by setting the backup to "stop.". In tracking this down I found that by removing the VCD and SES software & enabling USB selective suspend in Vista64's advanced power options, sleep of the ext. drive was reliable. So I'd like to reinstall Smartware, but wake it up to backup & then shut it down on schedule by command-line or task scheduler switches.
Right now I'm running Vista's native backup, supplemented by synchToys to back up files with extensions (.exe, .bat) that both MS & Smartware overlook, or that I might want to retrieve individually,Thanks, ed
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06-07-2011 01:52 PM
The backup is done by the WDFME service.
You could write a batch file to kill the service when you want:
sc stop wdfme
If you want to get rid of the tray icon, you can do the following:
taskkill /f /im wddmstatus.exe
Rebooting undo's both of these changes, or you can also make a batch file to start the service and task(s).