force os x serve to sleep

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stuartrozier, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2011

    im wanting to use an external drive (connected to mac mini) as a source for TM backups across the network.
    think I've come to the conclusion no amount of 'file sharing' settings can make this happen,
    so setting the mac min up as a 'server' is the way forward.

    but i still want the mac mini to sleep,

    is their a way of having the server run, but only when needed, or accessed by an external comp on the network.

    ie - can the mac mini be woken, external drive used to back up for tm, then fall back to sleep again ?

    is seems its all the services on the 'server' that are preventing it from sleeping, can this be overridden ?

    many thanks in advance
  2. Significant1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2014
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    You just need to set wake on lan up correctly (also depends on the router)
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You're correct that the Server services prevent the computer from sleeping. Server just isn't designed to sleep, and I've never heard of an override.

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