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4Runner 12-05-2006 02:57 PM

SD Schedule Troubleshooting
OK – I have SD performing a Smart Update of my data drive (2 internal drives RAID 0 and neither is my boot drive) to my backup device on a schedule running several times a week. However, it isn’t running. I have checked the schedule and the date of the last run hasn’t changed (over a week ago) and the date for the next run is updated to my next scheduled date...but it doesn't run, it jsut skips the date. As a test, I changed the schedule to occur in a few minutes last night and then I waited. Sure enough, SD opened, performed the Smart Update, closed, and the put my Mac Pro to sleep. So, it worked when my MP was awake….maybe SD doesn’t kick off on schedule when my MP is asleep? Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks

dnanian 12-05-2006 05:06 PM

That's right -- as documented in the User's Guide, you need to set a "wake" event for one minute before the backup time if your Mac's going to be asleep...

4Runner 12-05-2006 07:31 PM

Thanks. I searched help but I guess I missed it. What is the best way to "wake" my MP?

dnanian 12-05-2006 07:39 PM

Use the Energy Saver Preference Pane to set a wake event for one minute before the backup time.

4Runner 12-07-2006 09:01 PM

Worked like a champ this morning. Thanks for the tip!

dnanian 12-07-2006 09:44 PM

Glad I could help, 4Runner.

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