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Question: TM external hdd access during the sleep mode

Hi.

Can anyone help to find out solution:

How to prevent waking up and access the external hdd (set for Time Machine (manually)) during the sleep mode.

Power Nap unchecked (High Sierra), iMac 5K, 27, 2017


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Apr 21, 2018 1:19 PM in response to Kappy In response to Kappy

Point is that TM Backup set to off (manually) and I don't need to macos to access the external hdd during the sleep mode.

I can start TM Backup later manually when I needed.

I need to prevent system to access the hdd during the sleep.

Thanks.

Apr 21, 2018 1:19 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 1:31 PM in response to sokus In response to sokus

The point should be what other backup utility should you be using? Time Machine isn't it given what you have just stated. Why do you need to prevent the system from accessing the backup drive during sleep? Time Machine is intended for use as a regular cumulative backup every hour. There are other backup utilities with more flexibility in scheduling.

Apr 21, 2018 1:31 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 1:40 PM in response to Kappy In response to Kappy

Main Question is what the reason to access the external hdd during the sleep especially when the auto backup is turned off? What system trying to do on that disk – I need to keep disk off and quite and prevent access unnecessarily.

I use TM in manual mode and turn on only during the heavy load work – no need to backup every hour – prevs backup already catch enough information...

Apr 21, 2018 1:40 PM

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