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10.5: Allow Time Machine to run after logout
Authored by: bazilfunk on Apr 30, '08 02:27:00PM

Can someone explain the purpose of time machine running when noone is logged in?



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10.5: Allow Time Machine to run after logout
Authored by: TigerKR on Jan 29, '10 12:04:20PM

If you run a Mac OS X machine with no user logged in, it will use fewer resources. Most server applications run as daemons (background applications) so that you do not need to have a user account logged in. This is true for Mac OS X Server applications, and Mac OS X client server applications such as ssh, afp, httpd, etc. So if you log into a work machine from home, or versa visa, your changes will be backed up, even if you're not logged in.

If you put your machine to sleep (passively or actively) this hint will not be helpful.



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