What's the best power settings for Backblaze?

What's the best power settings for Backblaze?

Backblaze can only back up when certain power and network criteria is met:

• The computer is powered on

• The computer is awake

• The internet connection is active and functional

 

 

 

Our recommended power settings:

 

Mac OS X (all versions, different versions may appear slightly different):

 

• Navigate to Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Energy Saver

• If it's a laptop, choose the "Power Adapter" tab

• Set "Computer sleep" to "never" by dragging the slider all the way to the right

• You can set "Display sleep" to whatever setting you'd like

• If it's a laptop, ensure that the power adapter is connected and the display lid is left open for backups to progress

• Please note that the Power Nap feature is exclusive to Apple built in features, and not available to Backblaze or other non-Apple applications

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Windows 7: 

• Navigate to Start -> Control Panel -> Power Options -> Change when the computer sleeps

• Set "Put the computer to sleep" to "Never"

• Click "Save Changes"

 

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Windows XP:

• Navigate to Start -> Control Panel -> Power Options -> Change when the computer sleeps

• Set "System standby" to "Never"

 

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