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blakespot
08-22-2006, 03:26 PM
It seems SuperDuper is not far from what I need for backups of my 2nd HD (where /Users lives (not on boot disk)), but it says it won't run when "the screen is locked." Does this include when a password screensaver is running? I know the user in question must be logged in - is he/she technically not logged in during a pwd screensaver?

Someone please let me know. I'd like to sched for 3am daily backup ... when my screensaver is up and I'm asleep.

PS - My CPU itself never sleeps.




blakespot

dnanian
08-22-2006, 03:31 PM
Actually, I think I was too conservative with that statement. It will run with a locked screensaver... it just won't run if you require a password when you wake the computer (if you set a wake event).

blakespot
08-22-2006, 03:53 PM
Actually, I think I was too conservative with that statement. It will run with a locked screensaver... it just won't run if you require a password when you wake the computer (if you set a wake event).

Hmm. Not sure I follow 100%.

This machine never sleeps. It's up 24/7. When I'm not using it, I have Energy Saver sleep the SCREEN after 15 mins and a screensaver kicks in (standard, one of OS X's) and have the screensaver require a password to leave the screensaver and get back to the desktop. No 'wake' ever took place aside from the LCD screen.

So will SuperDuper kick off a backup while the pwd-protected screensaver is running (and the machine is not asleep)? Also - in this scenario, would it cause the monitor to wake and illuminate when running? Tnx.



blakespot

dnanian
08-22-2006, 03:55 PM
Yes, it will, on both accounts. The screen will wake and illuminate as well, at least with the current version of SuperDuper.