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Old 04-20-2023, 09:14 AM
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multiple scheduled backups?

OK, so I have an SSD for my nightly backup. I set up my Mac to wake at 1:59am every night,and set SuperDuper to copy at 2am every night. Works great. I happen to have another disk that I might as well use to do a second backup. Say, at 3am. But my Mac (iMacM1,Monterey) won't allow me to schedule a second wake-up time. I can schedule to wake at 1:59am every day of the week, or 1:59am on Tuesday. But I cannot schedule a wake on Tuesday and Thursday, nor at 1:59am and 2:59am on any day. Yes, I can set the wake time long enough to do two consecutive backups, but then I have to put up with my display being illuminated for lots longer than it has to be illuminated ALL THE TIME. I guess this is more of an OS issue than a SuperDuper issue, but ...

Options? Sure would be nice if SuperDuper could do it's own "wake".

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Old 04-20-2023, 09:48 AM
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SuperDuper *does* do its own wake. In fact, if you look with pmset -g sched, you can see it.
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Old 04-20-2023, 12:30 PM
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Hmm. Thank you. That's interesting. But I've got a problem. I set up to do a backup on disk #1 at 2am. I set the Mac in Energy Saver to "wake" at 1:59am. That backup proceeds flawlessly. I also set up to do a backup on disk #2 at 2am, without any special "wake" instruction before that. That backup never happens. "Turn display off" is set to 10 minutes. Now, I do have "Prevent your Mac from automatically sleeping when the display is off" checked. so it SHOULD not be going to sleep. I guess I really don't understand how to diagnose what's going on. Once the screen is dimmed, how do you establish that the Mac is (or was) actually awake?
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Do you see the SuperDuper wake event in your pmset info?
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Old 04-20-2023, 10:45 PM
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I have two SuperDuper backups scheduled. One at 2:30am,and the other at 2:45am. I have commanded a wake at 2:29am in Energy saver. This is what my pmset -g sched shows.

Repeating power events:
wakepoweron at 2:29AM every day
Scheduled power events:
[0] wake at 04/21/23 02:30:00 by 'sdbackupbytime'


I gather that sdbackupbytime at 2:30am is from SuperDuper, and the other is from Energy Saver, but I don't see one scheduled for the 2:45am backup from SuperDuper. Last night it was the second backup that wasn't happening.
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The 2:45am one would be scheduled after the 2:30am one. We only set a wake for the next one...and when that happens, the one after that.

Sounds like your mac isn't waking properly, or is taking multiple minutes to wake up.
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