Yosemite, rMBP, and Time Machine, oh my!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by dbrewer80221, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. dbrewer80221 macrumors regular

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    So I've noticed that when my rMBP (Late 2013 model) is sleeping, it's not performing it's hourly Time Machine backups.

    The machine will back up just fine as long as it's on, but when it's off, it's not backing up at all.

    I do have Power Nap enabled in the System Preferences for both Battery and Power Adapter.

    Looking through my Time Machine, I can see that my last backup was yesterday at 5:59 pm, when I closed the rMBP, and plugged it into the power adapter.

    Then another backup this morning at 8:36 am, a couple of minutes after I opened it up.


    Any thoughts?
     
  2. deathdruid macrumors member

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    Not really an answer to your question, but I am curious why you would want hourly backups of a sleeping computer. Aren't those zero delta backups?
     
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I mean, technically, if Powernap is on, it may be downloading your e-mails, etc. which can all be stored on your computer.

    So you could want to back that up.
     
  4. deathdruid macrumors member

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    Ah got it. I did not even know about that feature. Thanks!
     
  5. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Time machine only backs up during power nap when connected to a time capsule and the laptop is plugged into the mains.
     
  6. dbrewer80221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which I am aware of, and is my current setup.
     

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