Carbon Copy Cloner: Sleep after task if system was previously asleep

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  1. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Hi,

    I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner to run a backup task twice per day. I have it set to wake the system if it's asleep when the task is scheduled to run, which works just fine. But I'd then like it to put the system back to sleep after the task has finished if the system was woken because of this CCC preference. There's a setting for putting the system to sleep after tasks, but I don't always want that done; only when the system was previously asleep.

    Related to the option for turning on the system to perform tasks if it's off, there's a setting to then shut down the system again. But the same isn't available for the sleep setting.

    Anyone have a way? Thanks.
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I would recommend contacting Bombich with your question to be sure or just test it. Bombich is very responsive.

    Here is a link to their CCC4 Manual. On page 201 under Power Management it sounds like it should work the way you want. This is an excerpt of that section:
    "Power management options
    By default, at the end of a backup task, CCC will not perform any power management tasks. Instead, the system will perform as defined by the settings in the Energy Saver preference pane. For example, if you have the system configured to idle sleep after 20 minutes, the system will go to sleep if there hasn't been any user activity in the last 20 minutes. CCC activity is not considered user activity, so often the system will go to sleep immediately after CCC finishes a backup task."
     
  3. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks a lot for your response.

    However, my power settings are to never sleep the system after inactivity, and I will not be changing that.
    I just want the system to be put to sleep under that one specific scenario, since, if CCC has to wake my Mac to perform the task, it's under circumstances where I'm not using the computer and am quite possibly also away from it. It's a waste for it to then be awake for the entire period until I get back.

    I guess I'll shoot him an e-mail if a solution doesn't turn up here in the thread.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Your Mac got to sleep somehow which has not been specified. The way I read the CCC documentation excerpt from my post is that your Mac should go back to sleep after CCC does the backup.
    "CCC activity is not considered user activity, so often the system will go to sleep immediately after CCC finishes a backup task."
    Have you tried it yet to see if it works for you?
     
  5. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, this is the setting I'm using currently. But in that it respects Energy Saver settings, where I've opted to never sleep the system, the computer will of course never sleep. So the setting does nothing.

    When my Mac is sleeping, it's always because I've put it to sleep manually, and often because I need to be away from it for an extended period of time. I'd just like to have CCC put it to sleep after the task if CCC woke it to perform the task, but I don't want my system to sleep for any other reason.
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  7. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - I have. The system is awoken as per my setting, and then stays awake indefinitely after the task has completed.
     

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