Like the others in http://forum.acronis.com/forum/4188, I also want AB&R 2010 (my current version is 10.0.11345) to prevent Windows 7 (I run 64-bit) from going into Sleep/Hibernate while performing a backup (but to go into Sleep/Hibernate whenever finished or backup failed).
I know the above post has a Windows Task Scheduler scripting workaround but, as others specified, this is not the point, especially for non-techies for whom it is probably beyond them to setup easily and correctly.
I know Windows 7 has clamped down on its Hibernate/Sleep algorithms but overcoming such functionality in valid cases like backups (and maybe even differentiating whether it is happening on a desktop or laptop on charge for this to happen safely as opposed to a laptop under battery when it is not) is rather one of the most basic requirements for a backup solution like Acronis.
So I'm totally surprised that this isn't under the Acronis "hood" and, instead, relies on the user being a techie.
Btw in my other searches, I have found a scripting solution (prob the same as in the forum post above) to turn on/off the power mgmt which can be placed in Acronis Before/After scripts. It can be found here (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/thread/45...) and I would apparently assume that AB&R doesn't request System Resources (which I can't believe) making Power Mgmt think that nothing is happening and so can go to Sleep/Hibernate.
FYI I have been writing this post while I have had to wait for my Documents backup to finish when I came back this morning and resumed from hibernation, expecting it to have finished, and finding that it hadn't and resuming itself.
So please, please, Acronis Devs, please overcome this aversion by providing us with this little bit of Must-Have functionality. I do not want to muck around with Windows Task Scheduler and batch files and all sorts; nor do I want to manually change my Power Mgmt configs each day (or night ideally) before a scheduled backup is to start/after it finishes; nor do I want to rush back to my PC every 10-15 mins to wiggle my mouse to stop my PC going to sleep/hibernate.
In summary, can we please have the following integrated into AB&R 2010:
- An option to prevent Windows 7 (or Vista) going to Sleep/Hibernate while a backup is in progress?
- The above to be clever and discern whether the PC in question is a desktop or laptop (or certainly under mains power rather than battery power) so that this can do it safely?
- Be able to wake up a PC from sleep/hibernate to start a backup (and go back again afterwards, ideally straight afterwards rather than waiting for the Power Mgmt timeout)? [FYI not sure if it already does this - I would like to be able to schedule my backups during my sleep hours but don't currently as I don't believe it would and I need my backups].
- Manage all the above even if the backup fails for some reason?
I do love my AB&R 2010. Far better than ATI etc but it is rather lacking this Must-Have functionality.
Thanks in advance.