"Wake the computer to run this task" not working

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calessi
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"Wake the computer to run this task" not working

Post by calessi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:56 pm

I have a backup job configured with this property in the schedule. However, my desktop system running Windows 7 Professional does not wake up at the appropriate time to to run the job. Am I misunderstanding what this setting is designed to do?

The job always runs normally, provided the computer is not sleeping at the scheduled time.

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Re: "Wake the computer to run this task" not working

Post by Support » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:53 pm

Hi,

Please open Backup Properties->Scheduler->Edit->Schedule
Go to Settings tab and select "Wake the computer to run this task", the last option from that page.
Press OK, press Save and see if you still have the problem.

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Re: "Wake the computer to run this task" not working

Post by calessi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:42 pm

I already DO have this property checked for the backup job. The computer does not wake regardless.

The job is scheduled to run using the the application's built-in scheduler. Is it required that I use the Windows Scheduler instead for the application to wake the computer? Or does this matter?

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Re: "Wake the computer to run this task" not working

Post by Support » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:15 am

Hi,

Of course, the Windows Scheduler is required to be used in such a case.

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