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Stevies3
May 20, 2012, 02:22 PM
For give me for such questions but I'm new to Mac & OSX....

I have a 1 week old iMac 2.8ghz 21.5" system. I just purchased a "G Drive" and have it all set up & it has already backed up my system.
My concerns lie with how it works
1) When time machine is doing a back up can the computer still go to sleep? If so, when it wakes will G Drive resume where it stopped?
2) Similarly, when I shut down the computer for the day, will G Drive resume backing up if it was active prior to shutting down?



musty345
May 20, 2012, 02:27 PM
Just tried putting my computer to sleep whilst it was backing up, and then waking it up. Yes the backup just resumed and everything worked fine :)

Yes it will just resume when you turn it back on!

Good luck, time machine's great :)

gentlefury
May 20, 2012, 08:36 PM
Time machine is a must have feature! Just leave a drive plugged in all the time, you won't even know its there until you need it.

Badrottie
May 21, 2012, 12:08 AM
Time machine is a must have feature! Just leave a drive plugged in all the time, you won't even know its there until you need it.

Yeah that is why I love Time Machine!!!