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How to schedule mac os Download for off peak hours

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How to schedule mac os Download for off peak hours

Just wanted to see if any one had a good solution for scheduling a download time for the new Mac OS so it only uses my off peak hours. If this has already been discussed could some one point me in the right direction?

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: How to schedule mac os Download for off peak hours

you may need a download scheduler, like iGetter. 

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Junior

Re: How to schedule mac os Download for off peak hours

Hi COGordo,

 

One of the most overlooked (and under used) apps. in OS X is Automator.

People don't use it because they find it intimidating however it is not that hard to use.

If you play with the app. you will quickly get a feel for it. It also allows you to "step" thru it to make sure you have it right.

I prefer manual updates and wait until there's a dot update for major OS releases. I have been burnt too many times on the "bleeding edge".

Since I don't allow automatic updates (but do allow automatically check for updates) I don't have a script that I can share with you.

You will want to check that an update is available and then run the /System/Library/CoreServices/Software Update.app. with time parameters you have scripted (based on your local time zone).

Hope this helps!

 

Don  Smiley Happy

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Junior

Re: How to schedule mac os Download for off peak hours

P.S. The easy way is to use the scheduler under energy savings unless you want to learn to write a little script.

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Junior

Re: How to schedule mac os Download for off peak hours

Hey COGordo,

MarkJFine and I have been working on a plist to make off peak scheduling a reality for OS X users.

It's still under development and testing but you can follow along and contribute if you can. (see topic: Spot the rookie error)

Hopefully we'll have something to share soon.

 

Don  Smiley Happy