mac mini first backup, allow to sleep?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stuartrozier, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello,

    I'm running first back to external drive, (non powered lacie drive 1tb) shall i leave it to its own accord ? will the mac sleep when finished ?

    its currently set to sleep after 15mins
    power off HD's after 30mins
    sleep display after 5mins

    many thanks in advance
    stuart
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    Those settings are WAY shorter than any I would ever use.
    I never have my Mac mini set to go to sleep by itself. I put it to sleep manually, when I want to do it.

    You could temporarily change your settings while you do something else that may be affected by your power/sleep settings, then change settings back when you feel like it.

    I guess that doesn't address your two questions, so here are some answers: Maybe, and probably.
    (note - "put hard drives to sleep when possible" settings don't generally control external drives)
     
  3. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    #3
    Yes the computer will sleep when Time Machine finishes backing up. At least that is my experience.
     
  4. stuartrozier thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you - woke up this morning and it had completed with the settings unchanged - thank you for reply
     

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