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07-24-2007, 08:46 AM

I am using a Lacie FW HD and the backup schedule wont start if the HD is in "sleep" mode (i.e the plates are not spinning). I was working at the time so I am logged in and the computer is active.

the only time the backup started is when I opened spotlight to search for somthing which tirggered the ext HD and then SD! started but didn't start backing up until I pressed 'copy now".

Also, there is a need to login when the computer resumes from sleep. this will probably prevent from the backup to start. wont it?
any ideas?


07-24-2007, 10:15 AM
A "sleeping" drive won't stop SD! from copying: we don't interact with it at that level. It should just wake up. SD! doesn't even "think" about the drive until it's started...

And, yes, you can't have a "wake" password if you want SD! to backup when it's sleeping -- see the Scheduling section of the User's Guide for a full discussion...