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Automatic central backup doesn't happen at night RRS feed

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  • I have one care backup in automatic mode with a schedule. If the computers go into sleep mode the backup doesn't happen. My external hard drive shuts itself off at night and the backup doesn't work. Need help. Gerry

     

    Saturday, October 25, 2008 11:43 AM

Answers

  • OneCare will never wake a computer to perform a backup or a tune-up. If you wish to automate this, you'll need to create a Windows Task Schedule item to perform another function, such as open notepad.exe at some point before your scheduled OneCare task and before it would go back to sleep on its own. As for the external drive also powering down, you'll need to check with the manufacturer about disabling that shut down or how to wake the drive when the PC wakes from sleep.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 5:34 PM
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