Torrents Stop Working When Asleep?

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  1. yojimbothe3rd macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way that I can make Azureus contiue to download torrents when my Macbook is asleep? Or do I need to disable sleep mode if I want to download torrents all night? I don't know if this is an Azureus issue or an OSx issue. Please point me in the right direction.

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  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Everything gets stopped when you sleep. If you want it to carry on, you will have to disable sleep.
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    It's neither an Azureus nor an OS X issue, rather, it's just the reality of sleep mode. When your computer is asleep it is not connected to your network/internet.
     
  4. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    The only difference between "asleep" and "turned off" is that the RAM is powered, preserving the state of the OS and your applications so that you can resume using your computer without booting. Your computer is otherwise completely inactive when asleep.
     
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Also, the simple fact that an application has active processes (as Azureus would if downloading) prevents the computer from sleeping, so I don't see how this could be a problem anyway. :confused:
     
  6. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    What i do is set it so that the screen will go to sleep by not the entire computer
     
  7. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    No, processes don't interfere with sleep. OS X simply resumes execution when the Mac comes out of sleep.
     
  8. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Uh, OK.

    Some processes constitute "activity", and so the sleep option, i.e., "put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for..." doesn't apply. This is why a computer won't go to sleep when encoding video overnight, rendering an image, executing a backup, etc., and it is also why a computer won't sleep when Azureus is running (actively uploading or downloading).
     
  9. j26 macrumors 65832

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    In System Preferences | Energy Saver set the computer never to sleep and the display to sleep after a while.
     
  10. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Alternatively you could just put the brightness all the way down, which is essentially off. Plus it's more immediate
     

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