Sleep mode vs shut down win 7 64

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morgan99
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Postby morgan99 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:06 am

Hello:


I have scheduled FBACKUP to run overnight and to shut down the PC afterwards. WIN 7 is setup to go to sleep after 30 min. As far as I can tell, FBACKUP stops Windows from going to sleep and completes the backup as expected. The issue is that the PC in the morning is not shutdown but it is in sleep mode.


I have tested a small backup process that takes minutes with the same setup (except the PC sleep mode timeout has not expired) and FBACKUP shuts down the PC.


Is the there a priority issue when sleep mode is pending while FBACKUP runs overnight vs a force shutdown by the backup software?


This sounds similar to this thread

http://www.fbackup.com/forum/topic/shut-down-action-fails-after-backup


I don't know what to look for in the event viewer but I did not see the word FBACKUP


thanks

Desktop

Win 7 x 64

Asus Z77 V Pro



Softland
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Postby Softland » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:24 pm

Hi,


In this case, the behavior is correct. The Windows sleep command is not cancelled but postponed. When the backup is finished, we send the shutdown command to Windows, which already has the sleep command on the list and will execute it.



morgan99
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Postby morgan99 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:15 am

Hello: Thanks for the quick response.


I understand the behavior now.

Do you know another way to cause the shutdown without changing the sleep mode timeout? (some way to affect Windows priority or any other trick)


thanks



Softland
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Postby Softland » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:12 pm

Hi,


No, there isn't another way.




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