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Wake up to backup ?s

Message #1 - Posted 2004/10/29 - Norm

Is there a way in Panther to wake our Powerbook G4 from sleep so Retrospect will perform daily backups which are scheduled for middle of night?

In my search, I find info on waking clients but not server and on turning on computer but not waking it from sleep at a set time.

Thanks for any tips.

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/10/29 - Mike Rosenberg

Norm wrote:

Is there a way in Panther to wake our Powerbook G4 from sleep so Retrospect will perform daily backups which are scheduled for middle of night?

Don't set the PB to sleep in the first place; just set it to have the screen sleep. When the computer itself is sleeping, it won't perform _any_ scheduled tasks, including the cron scripts, and if it's not going to perform scheduled tasks there's no useful purpose to leaving it on at all.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/10/29 - Bob Harris

Previously, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Norm wrote:

Is there a way in Panther to wake our Powerbook G4 from sleep so Retrospect will perform daily backups which are scheduled for middle of night?

Don't set the PB to sleep in the first place; just set it to have the screen sleep. When the computer itself is sleeping, it won't perform _any_ scheduled tasks, including the cron scripts, and if it's not going to perform scheduled tasks there's no useful purpose to leaving it on at all.

Retrospect says it will wakeup sleeping powerbooks to do backup, assuming the powerbook is attached to the ethernet, _AND_ the "Energy Saver" System Preferences is set to "Wake for Ethernet Network Administrator access" (search http://macosxhints.com for suggestions on how you could manually send the wakeup networking signal to a Powerbook). I ran Retrospect, selected Help, and asked it to search for "wake".

If you need to wake up the Retrospect server system, then use the "Energy Saver" system preferences to schedule the server to wake up before Retrospect is scheduled to do the backup.

If the Powerbook is networked via Airport, then also use the "Energy Saver" system preferences to schedule the Powerbook to wakeup before the backup is scheduled to occur. Although it might be a good idea to make sure the Powerbook is plugged in to the power adaptor so that you do not run out of power in the middle of the backup :-)

Bob Harris

Message #4 - Posted 2004/10/29 - Norm

Previously, Bob Harris wrote:

Previously, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Norm wrote:

Is there a way in Panther to wake our Powerbook G4 from sleep so Retrospect will perform daily backups which are scheduled for middle of night?

Don't set the PB to sleep in the first place; just set it to have the screen sleep. When the computer itself is sleeping, it won't perform _any_ scheduled tasks, including the cron scripts, and if it's not going to perform scheduled tasks there's no useful purpose to leaving it on at all.

Retrospect says it will wakeup sleeping powerbooks to do backup, assuming the powerbook is attached to the ethernet, _AND_ the "Energy Saver" System Preferences is set to "Wake for Ethernet Network Administrator access" (search http://macosxhints.com for suggestions on how you could manually send the wakeup networking signal to a Powerbook). I ran Retrospect, selected Help, and asked it to search for "wake".

OP here:

Understand but I'm asking about the server Mac not client. I might not have been clear. Sorry.

If you need to wake up the Retrospect server system, then use the "Energy Saver" system preferences to schedule the server to wake up before Retrospect is scheduled to do the backup.

I tried the Energy Saver settings but it has "Start up" but not "Wake up." I tried anyway by scheduling Start up but it didn't wake my PB from Sleep. Maybe I did something wrong if it is suppose to Wake as well as Start up.

Thanks.

If the Powerbook is networked via Airport, then also use the "Energy Saver" system preferences to schedule the Powerbook to wakeup before the backup is scheduled to occur. Although it might be a good idea to make sure the Powerbook is plugged in to the power adaptor so that you do not run out of power in the middle of the backup :-)

Bob Harris

Please send email to: nwhiii at yahoo dot com

Message #5 - Posted 2004/10/29 - Barry Margolin

Previously, Norm wrote:

Previously, Bob Harris wrote:

If you need to wake up the Retrospect server system, then use the "Energy Saver" system preferences to schedule the server to wake up before Retrospect is scheduled to do the backup.

I tried the Energy Saver settings but it has "Start up" but not "Wake up." I tried anyway by scheduling Start up but it didn't wake my PB from Sleep. Maybe I did something wrong if it is suppose to Wake as well as Start up.

I used that setting when I used to let my iBook sleep, and I think it woke it up.

Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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Message #6 - Posted 2004/10/30 - Daniel Cohen

Norm wrote:

Understand but I'm asking about the server Mac not client. I might not have been clear. Sorry.

If you need to wake up the Retrospect server system, then use the "Energy Saver" system preferences to schedule the server to wake up before Retrospect is scheduled to do the backup.

I tried the Energy Saver settings but it has "Start up" but not "Wake up." I tried anyway by scheduling Start up but it didn't wake my PB from Sleep. Maybe I did something wrong if it is suppose to Wake as well as Start up.

You could try iBeeZz (system preference, shareware) or Audio Hijack Pro (which, I think, will do an autowake fine even in its unregistered version).

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