New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Can Time Machine back-up files during sleep mode?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
IIsGII

 
Member Since: Feb 28, 2011
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 67
IIsGII has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 13.3" MacBook Pro [2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD]

IIsGII is offline
Topic.
QUOTE Thanks
imppy

 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2011
Posts: 50
imppy is on a distinguished road

imppy is offline
I'm pretty sure it will not be able to do that, because most of everything during sleep mode is actually shut down.

Time machine will however backup once you wake the machine up.
QUOTE Thanks
EndlessMac

 
Member Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posts: 1,469
EndlessMac is a jewel in the roughEndlessMac is a jewel in the roughEndlessMac is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz 15" MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.x & some old Macs

EndlessMac is offline
It kind of defeats the purpose of sleep mode if there is something running in the background. I think Apple safely assumed that there won't be any further changes to your computer when it's in sleep mode.

If the most recent backup is that important to you then just force Time Machine to do a backup before you put it to sleep. You do this by either righting-click on the Time Machine icon in the dock or click on the time machine icon in the top right menu bar and select "back up now".

As imppy has suggested you could always wait for Time Machine to do an automatic backup when your computer wakes up.
QUOTE Thanks
IIsGII

 
Member Since: Feb 28, 2011
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 67
IIsGII has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 13.3" MacBook Pro [2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD]

IIsGII is offline
I have about 129GB to back up, and at this rate, I won't be done until Sunday. I'm not on the computer long enough for it to finish in one sitting, and I always have to disconnect my external hard drive.
QUOTE Thanks
EndlessMac

 
Member Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posts: 1,469
EndlessMac is a jewel in the roughEndlessMac is a jewel in the roughEndlessMac is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz 15" MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.x & some old Macs

EndlessMac is offline
The first backup is always the longest but after that it will only do incremental backups so it will be much faster unless you routinely have lots of large files. On average it takes my Time Machine about a minute or two to backup but if you leave Time Machine on all the time then the backups should be faster because there will be less incremental stuff to backup.

For the first backup just leave your computer on and go eat dinner or leave it on overnight. This is also why getting a Firewire 800 hard drive is a nice luxury because it's faster but with Thunderbolt things should be even faster.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Problem connecting MBP to LG tv via Mini displayport to HDMI | Macbook water damage »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Will Time Machine Erase All Files On My Portable Hard Drive? MacConvert54 OS X - Apps and Games 10 08-21-2013 05:24 PM
Need Help with Deleting Old Time Machine Files drgrafix OS X - Operating System 4 01-10-2011 09:34 AM
Time Machine hasn't back up since 28 July ymv13 Switcher Hangout 2 07-31-2010 08:33 AM
Time Machine - New Backup, Old Files Griggs2121 OS X - Operating System 3 07-05-2010 11:43 PM
Time Machine - No back up Volume to Select/Time capsule not visible in shared devices daveyrogers Apple Desktops 2 01-04-2010 09:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?