No problem - just a question about your backup schedule RRS feed

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  • I've had WHS 2011 in use for several years and all's well. My daily schedule used to be to hibernate my two desktops before going to bed. The backup schedule was set for a one hour period just before I got up in the morning. From the beginning, WHS would wake the units, do the backups but NOT put the units back in hibernation. Both units would then be there smiling at me and be ready for the day's work. Both PCs are home built with ASUS P7P55D motherboards and I figured they couldn't be re-hibernated.

    Since upgrading both to Windows 10 Creators Update, both are now put back into hibernation after the early morning backups and I must manually get them started after I rise. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I think I should re-think my daily plan. Why not tell WHS to not wake a hibernated PC and set the backup window to be 10AM - 2PM or 6PM - 8PM. These PCs are not used for business and I wouldn't be inconvenienced by having a backup run during the day.

    So, what schedule do you use? Are seeing different behavior after Win10 CU?


    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:30 PM

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  • I was under the impression that the Server woke up the Client so a backup occurs as scheduled but that the Client has the responsibility to go back to sleep?

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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:02 PM
  • My impression was that the client woke itself up by setting a timer at a random time in the first half of the backup window and then put itself back to sleep.  No matter - my system now works differently with Win10 CU than ever before.  I'm still interested in how you've configured your system.


    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:07 PM
  • You are right of course. There is a Task Scheduler task on the client that wakes it up and if the Server isn't busy with another backup, it backs up the client. Still think it's also the Client's responsibility to go back to sleep. I have various Clients that do not sleep after backups but rebooting them normally fixes the problem. I have not updated any of my clients to CU yet so can't comment on whether there is any difference. Not sleeping is often caused by an incompatible hardware driver.

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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:53 PM
  • Hi,

    I am checking to see how things are going there on this issue. Please let me know if you would like further assistance.

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    Eve Wang

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    Monday, April 24, 2017 3:13 AM