Time of time machine backups

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stephenlewis, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. stephenlewis macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys

    I use time machine for backups, and so far so good. it runs quite happily in the background whilst I get on with my work. However, I want to configure my NAS drive, which is used for backing up, to switch off when it's not required. I don't want it switching off in the middle of a backup (don't ask :rolleyes:) so I was wondering if there is any way the schedule of time machine backups can be configured? Thanks.

    Stephen
    www.landscapesofwales.co.uk
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    What type of NAS drive? It might have a feature to spin down the drives when it is idle...and then it would use hardly any power in that mode.
     
  3. stephenlewis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The NAS doesn't have an automatic sleep mode, but I can configure it to switch on & off at certain times. I would like to match up these settings with time machine so that the NAS doesn't switch off in the middle of a backup. I was wondering where the actual times of TM's backups were stored, and if they can be configured.
     
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