Mac Pro Maintenance

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Avro, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Avro macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2008
    A few months ago I got a Mac Pro to replace my old G4 Quicksilver (it was upgraded to 2Ghz). I am used to regular maintenance with DiskWarrior but my understanding is that you cannot use Diskwarrior as a start up disk with the Mac Pro.

    What would you suggest for regular maintenance? I already have Onyx and Drive Genius 2 should arrive this week. I have two Hard Drives for Leopard and one for Windows XP.
  2. martinlk macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2005
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Well, maintanance is not really necessary. If you tend to not have your Mac running 24/7, enter these commands in once in a while:

    sudo periodic daily
    sudo periodic weekly
    sudo periodic monthly
    Those will run regular maintanance scripts.

    Edit: In OS X Tiger and Leopard, the above commands are not necessary. They should run automatically, whether you leave your computer running 24/7 or put it to sleep regularly. There's no real point in shutting it down when you have sleep mode, by the way.

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