Wake computer for backup automatically


proglearn

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I use Macrium Reflect Free for image backups after hours. The program has a "wake computer to run" option. However, I have found that it does not work, apparently because the computer stays asleep. I have also tried all sorts of scripts (many are recommended on line) to run from Scheduler prior to the scheduled backup hour, none accomplishes the task, the backup program simply does not run.

The only certain way to avoid this problem is tov use the "never sleep" setting in Power Options, then Macrium runs unfailingly every time.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a script which is "strong enough" to actually wake the machine prior to running the backup. As I said before I've tried many of those recommended, none works!

All suggestions appreciated.
 

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I use Macrium Reflect Free for image backups after hours. The program has a "wake computer to run" option. However, I have found that it does not work, apparently because the computer stays asleep. I have also tried all sorts of scripts (many are recommended on line) to run from Scheduler prior to the scheduled backup hour, none accomplishes the task, the backup program simply does not run.

The only certain way to avoid this problem is tov use the "never sleep" setting in Power Options, then Macrium runs unfailingly every time.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a script which is "strong enough" to actually wake the machine prior to running the backup. As I said before I've tried many of those recommended, none works!

All suggestions appreciated.
I use TodoBackup so it may be different, but you either need a scheduled task to wake up a computer, or the program needs a service running. I would look at your your Startup programs (I use CCleaner>Tool>Startup) to see if that program has an entry in the startup programs. If not look at Task Scheduler to see if it has a task there and look at the properties to see if there is a problem. Often times the Task Scheduler will show error codes.
 

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BrianInEngland

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I use Macrium Reflect Free for image backups after hours. The program has a "wake computer to run" option. However, I have found that it does not work, apparently because the computer stays asleep. I have also tried all sorts of scripts (many are recommended on line) to run from Scheduler prior to the scheduled backup hour, none accomplishes the task, the backup program simply does not run.

The only certain way to avoid this problem is tov use the "never sleep" setting in Power Options, then Macrium runs unfailingly every time.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a script which is "strong enough" to actually wake the machine prior to running the backup. As I said before I've tried many of those recommended, none works!

All suggestions appreciated.
I've used MR to wake up for a backup, it worked for me. Make sure you've got Allow wake timers enabled in Windows/BIOS
 

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proglearn

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I've used MR to wake up for a backup, it worked for me. Make sure you've got Allow wake timers enabled in Windows/BIOS
I'm not familiar with MR. Would you please indicate what it is and how it's used?
 

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proglearn

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I use TodoBackup so it may be different, but you either need a scheduled task to wake up a computer, or the program needs a service running. I would look at your your Startup programs (I use CCleaner>Tool>Startup) to see if that program has an entry in the startup programs. If not look at Task Scheduler to see if it has a task there and look at the properties to see if there is a problem. Often times the Task Scheduler will show error codes.
Thanks. Macrium no longer works through Scheduler, it has its own set up. Also Macrium works perfectly on schedule when power setting is "never sleep".
 

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    11th Gen Intel Core i9-11950H, 24MB Cache, 8 Core
    Memory
    32 GB, 2x16 GB, DDR4, 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics

BrianInEngland

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    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    32GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
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