Do Time Machine backup during sleep mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by novetan, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. novetan macrumors 6502

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    I understand Time Machine default setting for backup is something like every hr. What happen if I typed a document for 50 mins than walk away and computer goes to sleep mode before the hr. Will my doc backup automatically in sleep mode or do I have to force it to backup?

    Is there a way to change the default setting, say every 15 mins instead of every hr?

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  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    It does backup when the computer is asleep if Power Nap is enabled (and your Mac is compatible).
     
  3. novetan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Neat. Tks
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Your guess is indeed correct though, there is a window within which Time Machine won’t back up your files. You could shorten the duration by forcing a backup with a launch script, but it will come at a cost of battery life.
     

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