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Hey Lepoard users,


I want to leave my Mac (MacBookPro) in sleep mode - but not until after Time Machine has completed the backup.


Any hints? Or should I write an apple script using a "System Events"-query?


Best regards

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I will try this modified one (sleep instead of shutdown):


do shell script

"/System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/backupd-helper > /dev/null 2>&1 &"



delay 10

if not IsProcRunning("backupd") then

ignoring application responses

--tell application "loginwindow" to «event aevtshut»

tell application "System Events" to sleep

end ignoring

exit repeat

end if

end repeat


on IsProcRunning(theProc)


do shell script "ps auxc | grep \"" & theProc & "\""

return true

on error

return false

end try

end IsProcRunning

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