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How does a backup work when the computer is hibernating? RRS feed

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  • I thought that hibernating was the equivalent of being turned completely off but with a hibernation file saved. How does the connector software initiate a backup if the computer is shut down?

    Thanks,

    Mitch
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:38 PM

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  • Makman said:

    I thought that hibernating was the equivalent of being turned completely off but with a hibernation file saved. How does the connector software initiate a backup if the computer is shut down?

    Thanks,

    Mitch


    Because it's not completely shut down.  :)

    The client PC brings itself out of hibernation at a random time it selected for itself (within the backup time window provided by the server), then starts backing itself up to the server.
    • Proposed as answer by Lara JonesModerator Monday, October 27, 2008 12:55 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Makman Monday, October 27, 2008 3:25 AM
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:46 PM
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  • I have just been trying to learn about this before I posted. I was not familiar before but have learned about sleep states S0-S5. Hibernation is S4, is it not? I thought S4 is the same as S5 in terms of power state.

    Thanks,

    Mitch
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:49 PM
  • Mitch, that's correct. But S4/S5 is not the same as unplugged/power supply turned off; there is still power to the motherboard. There are hardware timers that can be set to bring the PC out of hibernation or boot it at a set time.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, October 27, 2008 1:44 PM
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  • Are there any settings in the bios that have to be enable?

    Thanks

    Mitch
    Monday, October 27, 2008 2:20 PM
  • You'll find that in the manual for your computer or motherboard.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by Makman Monday, October 27, 2008 2:35 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Makman Monday, October 27, 2008 2:36 PM
    Monday, October 27, 2008 2:29 PM
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  • I meant in general?

    Mitch
    Monday, October 27, 2008 2:36 PM
  • Hi,

    Through the Power Options in the Control Panel. You may need to create a new plan in Vista to achieve hibernation. However, it depends on your motherboard if anything need to be set in it's BIOS.

    Colin






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    Monday, October 27, 2008 2:42 PM
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