Wake up a networked Mac when needed by Time Machine or for printing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TortoiseAvenger, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. TortoiseAvenger macrumors newbie

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    Basically, I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro, and I want to wirelessly back up my Macbook Pro via time machine by connecting the drive to the iMac, but when the iMac is asleep I can't do this. Also, I print via this iMac, and whenever the computer is asleep I have to all the way upstairs and jiggle the mouse, which is a huge pain in the donkey. Is there anyway to wake up the iMac when a print is being requested, or when Time machine wants to gain access to the drive? Obviously I can not let the computer go to sleep, but I'd rather not do this.


    Thanks!

    Tortoise
     
  2. TJones macrumors regular

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    On the System Preferences -> Energy Saver page you have sliders for putting the computer to sleep that will go all the way to 'Never'.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Print can be done, although it's rather involved, via Wake-On-Lane. If you can find a way to get Time Machine to run a script before backup you could use that too.

    For details on the printing check out this thread from the Programming forum...
     
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    You can also try using WakeOnLan to wake up the iMac.

    /Rupert
     
  5. TortoiseAvenger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The wake on lan looks helpful and easy, but it's not automatic.... having the computer automatically turn on would be nice.... I guess I'll just have to settle for backups when someone is using the computer, which is frequent, or set it to sleep at certain times.
     
  6. TJones macrumors regular

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    System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Schedule.
     

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