Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to mende1)
Thanks mende1. Unfortunately, this does not appear to apply to Pre-Lion!!!! I'm starting to get the idea that I'm going to eventually be forced to install Mountain Lion. I've been trying to live by "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" up til now........
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to bobfromunionville)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to mende1)
I just installed mende1's suggested app. Scheduled Time Machine to backup once daily at 9PM. We'll see what happens.
Much thanks mende1........ The longer I can avoid changing/upgrading my operating system, the better.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to mende1)
TimeMachineEditor is a pretty nifty app. I used it for a while; but not any longer however.
TM should not be waking your Mac from sleep. And, it's not a Sno Leo problem per se; eg not a problem for which you need to upgrade to Lion.
You say you hear your Mac 'annoucing the hourly time'; I didn't know TM made announcements. Mine never has. Are you sure it's TM that's waking your Mac? Check the logs in Console and see if it's TM causing the awakening.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to David Cun)
BTW, since you're putting your Mac to sleep every night, you can also do away with TimeMachineEditor. Just turn off TM in SysPrefs. Then, every night right before you put er to sleep, click the TM icon in the tool bar and click "Backup Now". You can use that method to backup anytime you like. I'm like you it seems; I think hourly backups are superfluous for many of us 'casual' users.
Let us know what your Console log reveals.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to David Cun)
David.... The time announcment has nothing to do with TM. It's just some Snow Leopard feature that I activated over a yr ago. It doesn't work when the machine is asleaep, so I know when it wakes up when I hear it in the middle of the night.
I'm too lazy to remember to do manual backups as you suggest. If the Time Machine Editor works out that will solve my problem completely.
Thanks for the console log idea. I'll do that as soon as you tell me what and where it is!!!!!!! lol
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to bobfromunionville)
Sorry, but your post sure sounded like you equated waking with TM backups.
Since TMEditor should solve your problem, I reckon you don't need to check Console logs. No need in complicating the situation.