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comment Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop?
I would look on the bottom of the dock, for the FRU number. Then go to Lenovo's site and search for that FRU and hopefully it will tell you what kind of dock it is.
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comment Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night
I discovered a new problem with just letting it do it all by itself. There seems to be a bug with Time Machine and SMB shares such that when it goes to remount the network share and for whatever reason can't, Finder freezes (and eventually everything else too). I can't even reboot the system normally. Will have to try the suggestions in Jon's answer.
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comment Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night
This user found the command to cause TM to start a backup: bit.ly/ihSLg7 and if I turn off automatic TM backups, it would then duplicate the behavior of my WHS machines (which is basically what I'm after). I can use Energy Saver to wake the machine 1 minute right before I want the action to happen and I think I can use cron to execute that command on a schedule, right? The only question is if this will sleep from the same script: bit.ly/aSWYHG
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comment Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night
Yes, I would. Microsoft has this figured out pretty well, as all my Windows desktops and laptops automatically wake themselves in sequence at night, perform a backup and then go back to sleep. I just want to add my MacBook Pro in there while still maintaining the security of FileVault if I take it out of the house and should lose it.
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comment Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night
This is true. However I don't like the laptop going to sleep by itself, I prefer to have it only go to sleep when I tell it to (usually by closing the lid).
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comment Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night
How do I trigger a backup upon logout and ensure that the backup completes before I close the lid? AFAIK, there's no Time Machine interface at the login window and when I just shut the lid during a backup, the backup failed. I suppose I should add, I don't like leaving the lid of my MBP open.