Windows 10: Desktop stay awake during backup

Discus and support Desktop stay awake during backup in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hi. I look after a number of PC's for my flying club and I back them up on a weekly basis during the night. Two desktops have backup drives in them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by daylef, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. daylef Win User

    Desktop stay awake during backup


    Hi. I look after a number of PC's for my flying club and I back them up on a weekly basis during the night. Two desktops have backup drives in them which enables local backup but two laptops don't and as a consequence, I back them up to the desktop backup drives over WiFi.


    The problem with that is keeping the desktops awake while the laptop backs up. I've tried scheduling a wakeup using Task Scheduler in the desktop and by sending a Wake On Lan command from the laptops which works but the problem is of course the desktop goes to sleep after the set sleep timer. I don't want to extend it if I can avoid it but want to know if there's any way of turning off the sleep timer temporarily.


    Cheers

    :)
     
    daylef, Apr 26, 2019
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  2. Me.Doc Win User

    Windows 10 can't stay awake

    Grep and Kapil,

    Thank you for your help. I was not able to get the Windows 10 to stay awake the configured 30 minutes. But, going through the steps provided, I was able to improve Windows staying awake from 2 minutes to 11 minutes. Why 11 minutes? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    MD
     
    Me.Doc, Apr 26, 2019
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  3. Recon-UK Win User
    easy way to stay awake?

    The best way to try and stay awake is to not try and stay awake.
    If i try to sleep i don't sleep and vice versa.
     
    Recon-UK, Apr 26, 2019
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  4. Desktop stay awake during backup

    easy way to stay awake?

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    Stay AWAKE this is costing you 1c a Slap
     
    dorsetknob, Apr 26, 2019
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