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mrpeepers
02-10-2008, 01:13 PM
Does anyone else have the FULL/PAID version of SuperDuper and Schedule your backups?

If yes, if your computer is sleeping, and the SuperDuper job is scheduled, will the computer (iMac) wake to perform the backup?

I had mine scheduled last night, but my computer sleeps with 30 minutes of no activity, and I came back to the computer this morning and NO BACKUP Occurred!

Help!

Thoughts?

M

dnanian
02-10-2008, 01:37 PM
No, it won't. See the User's Guide section on scheduling for a discussion and what to do...

mrpeepers
02-10-2008, 05:19 PM
got it

thanks bro

edesignuk
02-11-2008, 04:30 AM
I do exactly this. Use Schedule in Power prefs to wake the machine, then 5 mins after waking have SD set to run and sleep computer on completion.

Works perfectly too, except for last night when it appears not to have run at all :confused: Gotta look in to that.

dnanian
02-11-2008, 10:40 AM
You should actually set the wake event for 1 minute before the scheduled copy time...

jgarbers
02-11-2008, 10:56 AM
I don't remember having to do this before... I thought SD would wake the Mac up itself to do the backup. Am I remembering wrong (wouldn't be the first time for that) or is there something different in Leopard that keeps SD from being able to wake up the Mac?

dnanian
02-11-2008, 11:48 AM
We never woke the Mac, Jeff...

jgarbers
02-11-2008, 11:59 AM
Hm. Guess my machine wasn't actually sleeping, then... wonder why?

Guess that's the difference between a Mac and a PC. On a PC, things don't work, and you can't figure out why. On a Mac, things do work, and you can't figure out how... ;-)

denke
02-24-2008, 03:18 AM
You should actually set the wake event for 1 minute before the scheduled copy time...

Is there a reason 1 minute is preferable to 5 minutes, aside from the tiny power savings?:confused:

dnanian
02-24-2008, 04:44 PM
Yes. The Mac will often go back to sleep very quickly after a wake because it doesn't see any activity, despite longer "sleep times" set in Energy Saver. 1 minute allows us to get going before it sleeps.

davep
05-10-2008, 11:59 AM
Yes. The Mac will often go back to sleep very quickly after a wake because it doesn't see any activity, despite longer "sleep times" set in Energy Saver. 1 minute allows us to get going before it sleeps.

Dave -- Please include this tidbit of info in the manual next time you revise it. Curious people want to know!

Thanks,

Dave P.

dnanian
05-10-2008, 12:49 PM
It's been there, Dave. It says to schedule the wake event a minute before the backup...