1/26/11
10:00 am

Forum Question: Automate Wake up

Is there a way to have a machine (imac OSX 10.6.6) wake up in the middle of the night to run a CCC backup (while you are sleeping)
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Ralph

Comments: One Response to “Automate Wake up”

    1/26/11 @ 10:05 am

    In the System Preferences, under Energy Saver, there is an option to have your Mac automatically wake up (or start up) at a certain time. Use that to wake it up. Then maybe an iCal alarm to run Carbon Copy Cloner. Not sure of CCC’s ability to automatically start and complete a backup, but perhaps it gives you some Automator hooks?
    Of course, if your goal is to have a backup made every day, then I don’t know if this is the best way to do it. Time Machine seems to be a better option. Or, if you simply want a second backup then why not run CCC every day when you are done using your Mac — instead of waiting for it to run in the middle of the night?

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