Table of Contents       3. Catalog your data

3.9 AutoUpdater: Update Catalogs automatically at a certain time

Sometimes, you need to update certain important catalogs on a regular schedule, like a server volume that you are actively working on every day.

NeoFinder offers the very powerful and unique AutoUpdater to make this really easy for you.

Please note that AutoUpdater requires a NeoFinder Business License.

To use the AutoUpdater, open it using the File menu:

NeoFinder AutoUpdater menu command

The AutoUpdater window will appear.
NeoFinder AutoUpdater
To add a catalog to the AutoUpdater, you can simply drag it from LIBRARY into the list, or use the “+” button, or use the context menu command for this purpose:

AutoUpdate one catalog in NeoFinder

remove a catalog from the schedule, select it in the list, and hit the “-“ button.

NeoFinder will update all catalogs in the list at the precise time indicated in the list. To edit that time, select the catalog in the list, and use the time control.

You can even update
one catalog multiple times a day, simply drag it into the list more than once, and set different times. If one update is still in progress while another one would be scheduled for the same catalog, NeoFinder will notice that and only continue with the first update, ignoring the second schedule.

NeoFinder will keep a comprehensive log of all AutoUpdater related activity, you can see it in the bottom part of the window.

NeoFinder must be running for the AutoUpdater to work, which is good, because then you can control on which days the AutoUpdate actually happens.

Note: For server volumes, NeoFinder will actually mount the volume for you when the time for an AutoUpdate has come! It uses the unique AutoMount feature for this.

If the Mac is sleeping when a schedule for an AutoUpdate is due, NeoFinder will NOT wake the Mac up. So please make sure your Mac is up and running when the time comes.

You can use the Energy Saver control panel to wake up your Mac at the proper time. We recommend a time of about 5 Minutes prior to a scheduled AutoUpdate: