force os x serve to sleep

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

  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    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
    stuart
     
  2. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You just need to set wake on lan up correctly (also depends on the router)
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    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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