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no backup while sleeping?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DotCom2, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. DotCom2

    DotCom2 Flightless Bird

    win 7 backup will not run while my computer is sleeping. So what is the
    point of being able to set it to run at a midnight hour?
    I have it set to run on Sunday night and it always runs Monday morning when
    I need my computer the most. Most of the time I just turn it off defeating
    the purpose of course. Why can't they have the backup wake up the computer?
     
  2. David Arnstein

    David Arnstein Flightless Bird

    In article <i6lj9t$5o3$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
    DotCom2 <nospam@plz.com> wrote:
    >win 7 backup will not run while my computer is sleeping.


    I cannot answer this question directly, but this might be a clue for
    you.

    I schedule my backups (and other tasks) using the Windows Task Scheduler.
    The Properties page for each Task Scheduler task has a tab named
    Conditions. On this pane, there is a checkbox for "Wake the computer to
    run this task." I vaguely recall that this checkbox is not set by default.

    If you can find a scheduled task that implements your backup job, then
    I suggest that you inspect all of its "Properties."
    --
    David Arnstein (00)
    arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    ^^
     
  3. Zaidy036

    Zaidy036 Flightless Bird

    In article <i6lj9t$5o3$1@news.eternal-september.org>, nospam@plz.com says...
    >
    > win 7 backup will not run while my computer is sleeping. So what is the
    > point of being able to set it to run at a midnight hour?
    > I have it set to run on Sunday night and it always runs Monday morning when
    > I need my computer the most. Most of the time I just turn it off defeating
    > the purpose of course. Why can't they have the backup wake up the computer?



    On Win 7/64 I use Karen's Replicator, free at
    http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp
     
  4. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:39:41 +0000 (UTC), David Arnstein wrote:

    > In article <i6lj9t$5o3$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
    > DotCom2 <nospam@plz.com> wrote:
    >>win 7 backup will not run while my computer is sleeping.

    >
    > I cannot answer this question directly, but this might be a clue for
    > you.
    >
    > I schedule my backups (and other tasks) using the Windows Task Scheduler.
    > The Properties page for each Task Scheduler task has a tab named
    > Conditions. On this pane, there is a checkbox for "Wake the computer to
    > run this task." I vaguely recall that this checkbox is not set by default.
    >
    > If you can find a scheduled task that implements your backup job, then
    > I suggest that you inspect all of its "Properties."


    I second this advice.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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