I’m one of those who uses hibernate on a regular basis. My question: can I
schedule backups to run if the computer is in hibernate or sleep mode? I’m
running Windows 7. I use Clickinks for backup software.
Backing up in hibernate or standby
Well, unfortunately, I’m not at all familiar with that backup software. I will tell you, in general, that the answer is no.
The computer typically must be running in order for scheduled backups to occur. It’s actually one of several reasons that I leave my computer (my main computer that’s doing these kinds of backups) running 24/7.
Look for wake-up settings
Now, I will say that some backup programs may have a setting. It’s something that you’ll have to investigate with the software that you’re using right now – and potentially some of the alternatives, if you’re so inclined.
Some programs do have a setting that will allow them to wake up the computer if needed for a backup to occur.
I believe, I could be wrong, but I believe that that only applies to standby and will not necessarily wake a computer up from hibernation. However, like I said, that’s something that you’ll have to look into with the specific backup software that you’re using.
But, my bottom-line suggestion, or my bottom line-thinking, is that in general, no.
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