Backup to NAS problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newmacuser13, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. newmacuser13 macrumors member

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    I am relatively new to OS X/Apple.

    I have set Backup 3 to do programmed backups to a Network Attached Storage Drive (IO Gear). The problem is that when the mac mini goes to sleep, it seems to lose the connection to the NAS. Often when I come back a day later, there are several backup jobs waiting to be executed - they won't execute until I open Finder, click on network, and connect again to the NAS.

    Any suggestions to eliminate the bottleneck?
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    The easiest solution seems to be - don't put the mac mini to sleep ;)
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Or you could set up an Applescript to open the folder prior to executing the backup. Could be your first chance to dip your toes in the power of Applescript.

    I presume you're not saying the Mac doesn't back up when it's asleep :p
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    Using my Mini as NAS, I have it set up to wake itself up at 9pm, I have SuperDuper on each of my 3 other Macs set to back up to the Mini at half-hourly intervals threafter. Each of the Macs is woken automatically by SuperDuper. I take it this wouldn't work with your set-up for some reason?
     

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