I have a question about mounting multiple volumes from the same file server. It’s not working as it seems it should and I have no idea why.
My main work machine is an MBP but I have a file server (and old G4 running 10.4.8 and SharePoints. I created a share named Lurch on the file server with SharePoints, set the owner to an admin account on the server, and the group to a group I created on the server. The group contains 2 usernames (non admin) on the server and these usernames to not exist on the laptop.
I then created an applescript using the mount volume command as follows:
mount volume “afp://username:password@IP_of_server/Sharename/”
and set this script to run at login.
This has been working perfectly for years; the volume Lurch is always mounted on the laptop.
I recently reorganized my backup routines for my laptop . . .and created a second share named Jeeves on the server to run the backup to. I don’t want Jeeves to be always mounted but to be mounted and dismounted when needed. SuperDuper can do this easily by running pre and post job scripts . . .so all I needed was a script to mount Jeeves.
So . . .I basically created a duplicate script to the one to mount the always mounted Lurch but changed the Sharename to Jeeves.
Username and password are the same, Jeeves is setup, shared, and permissioned identically to Lurch.
The problem happens when I try to run the Jeeves script.
By itself . . .the Jeevves mount script works perfectly, as does the Lurch mount script. However, if Lurch is already mounted then running the Jeeves script gives some random combination of the
-correctly mounts the volume
-gives an error dialog “Disk some object wasn’t found” with Edit and OK buttons.
-clicking on the OK button always gives an error dialog that says “Open dictionary, unable to read the dictionary because it is not scriptable”
-clicking on the OK button dismisses the dialog and sometimes mounts the volume. Other times it just dismisses the dialog
I’ve done the following:
-verified that both scripts are correctly syntaxed -verified that either script works correctly if neither volume is mounted -verified that the problem occurs with either volume mounted; i.e., if I mount the normal Lurch volume then try Jeeves . . .the scenario described happens. If I dismount both, mount the Jeeves volume, and try to mount the Lurch volume the same scenario happens.
Since there is already a volume mounted with the username/password combination . . .shouldn’t a second volume similarly mount correctly?
Does anybody have an idea what might be going wrong here? Do I need to use a separate set of users/groups on the file server to mount the second volume?
Thanks in advance.