how to tell if TM has worked in SLEEP mode

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  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello,

    is their a way of telling, or a terminal command to run to see if time machine has successfully ran a backup whilst asleep ?

    and also, my mac mini wakes every hour for some reason, does the mac wake up to do a TM backup ?

    many thanks
     
  2. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    You can check the last Time Machine backup by clicking on the Time Machine icon on the top menu bar of your screen near the clock and it will state the latest backup date and time. Alternatively, you can go into System Settings>Time Machine and find "Latest Backup".
     
  3. stuartrozier thread starter macrumors regular

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    hello thanks for reply ...
    your right it does say when last backup was -
    but unfortunately my mini has a habit of wakin up by itself ...

    when in terminal ... and asking for wake reason log ... it says the mini wakes ever hour for some reason, usually a "rtc alarm"...

    so I don't know if the mac is wakin to do a scheduled TM backup, or wakin up for another reason :/ ...

    on a hole ... I'd like the TM to backup whilst it's in power nap... an not wake the system to do a backup ...

    thanks for reply
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Open Console app and type backup in the filter at the top and you can scroll through log entries related to TM and they will show the date/time of the backups.

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  5. stuartrozier thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for your reply,

    followed your command ...

    >complete amateur < ... still donut know what I'm looking for ... this is what i found when entering the the search field ...
    11/08/2014 22:29:10.270 com.apple.backupd[480]: Starting automatic backup
    11/08/2014 22:29:10.474 com.apple.backupd[480]: Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@Space._afpovertcp._tcp.local/TM
    11/08/2014 22:29:12.884 com.apple.backupd[480]: Mounted network destination at mount point: /Volumes/TM using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@Space._afpovertcp._tcp.local/TM
    11/08/2014 22:30:11.000 kernel[0]: hfs: mounted Time Machine Backups on device disk2s2
    11/08/2014 22:30:13.109 com.apple.backupd[480]: Disk image /Volumes/TM/Stuart.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups
    11/08/2014 22:30:13.885 com.apple.backupd[480]: Backing up to /dev/disk2s2: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb
    11/08/2014 22:31:07.970 com.apple.backupd[480]: Will copy (1.43 GB) from Macintosh HD
    11/08/2014 22:31:07.973 com.apple.backupd[480]: Found 1857 files (1.43 GB) needing backup
    11/08/2014 22:31:08.613 com.apple.backupd[480]: 2.85 GB required (including padding), 539.1 GB available
    11/08/2014 22:34:43.463 com.apple.backupd[480]: Copied 2095 items (1.43 GB) from volume Macintosh HD. Linked 2926.
    11/08/2014 22:35:27.422 com.apple.backupd[480]: Will copy (1.5 MB) from Macintosh HD
    11/08/2014 22:35:27.423 com.apple.backupd[480]: Found 21 files (1.5 MB) needing backup
    11/08/2014 22:35:27.424 com.apple.backupd[480]: 1.14 GB required (including padding), 539.1 GB available
    11/08/2014 22:35:36.980 com.apple.backupd[480]: Copied 25 items (1.5 MB) from volume Macintosh HD. Linked 253.
    11/08/2014 22:35:52.447 com.apple.backupd[480]: Created new backup: 2014-08-11-223549
    11/08/2014 22:36:05.089 com.apple.backupd[480]: Starting post-backup thinning
    11/08/2014 22:36:05.307 com.apple.backupd[480]: Error: Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=-50 "The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error -50.)" (paramErr: error in user parameter list) deleting backup: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Stuart/2014-08-11-223021.inProgress/6C72E046-D8A5-40B9-BB8B-C85E1A4AD9B7
    11/08/2014 22:36:15.761 com.apple.backupd[480]: Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Stuart/2014-08-10-215533 (6 MB)
    11/08/2014 22:36:15.761 com.apple.backupd[480]: Post-backup thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed
    11/08/2014 22:36:17.988 com.apple.backupd[480]: Backup completed successfully.
    11/08/2014 22:36:30.000 kernel[0]: hfs: unmount initiated on Time Machine Backups on device disk2s2
    11/08/2014 22:36:34.099 com.apple.backupd[480]: Ejected Time Machine disk image: /Volumes/TM/Stuart.sparsebundle
    11/08/2014 22:36:34.250 com.apple.backupd[480]: Ejected Time Machine network volume.


    ... but , mac hasn't been asleep when all the above has happened i don't think
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That looks like a normal log entry for a successful Time Machine backup. So if your Mini supports Powernap (list here) and you let it sleep then check the log in the morning, you will be able to see entires like this for the TM backups during sleep.
     
  7. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Also, just a note: "Power Nap" is actually waking up the computer. Those hourly entries are Power Nap, waking up to do Power Nap tasks.

    The computer can't do anything while actually "asleep." It must wake up to do anything. Apple has a special "not fully awake" mode they call Power Nap that wakes up the essential parts, without turning on the display output. But it is still most certainly "awake" by any reasonable definition.
     

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