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Wavell
Mar 31, 2012, 02:08 AM
Is anyone else seeing this ?

I'm running a late 2009 mac mini as a media server with iTunes and a firewire connected Drobo that's hosting the files. For some time now, it's been refusing to sleep - if I force it to sleep, then after maybe 10 mins some polling process somewhere brings it back to life.

I finally sought to track the cause today - I swapped the firewire for USB, I checked there are no other processes running (including the drobo dashboard) and discovered it's iTunes itself that's preventing the mini from sleeping.

If I close iTunes down, my mac (and the connected Drobo) sleeps like a baby.

I'm not sure which iTunes version this kicked in with, but I've yet to see any references to it on their support forums (although I'm probably not looking in the right place maybe ?).



ncolarusso
May 27, 2012, 06:46 PM
Hi
I had the same issue. I discovered that the problem was Drobo Dashboard firmware 1.4.1 (the latest version). I uninstalled it and my machine now sleeps.

Wavell
Jun 1, 2012, 09:55 AM
Hi
I had the same issue. I discovered that the problem was Drobo Dashboard firmware 1.4.1 (the latest version). I uninstalled it and my machine now sleeps.

I should also add (since it's been a while since I typed in that original post) that it transpired iTunes wasn't preventing it from sleep afterall. I should keep my posts updated more often !

ah thanks.. I'll try that.. I merely stopped the software from running upon startup (including the monitoring daemon). I'll try a full uninstall and see if that fixes it.

Wavell
Jun 2, 2012, 12:34 AM
ah thanks.. I'll try that.. I merely stopped the software from running upon startup (including the monitoring daemon). I'll try a full uninstall and see if that fixes it.

...aaaannddd.. yep that's finally fixed it.

Thanks for your help :)