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Windows 7 RC netbook not waking up for nightly WHS backup

Windows 7 RC netbook not waking up for nightly WHS backup

What could be causing my MSI Wind U120 netbook running Windows 7 RC not to wake up from sleep for its nightly Windows Home Server backup? I have two other machines, an Acer laptop and a desktop, that are backing up normally, but they're running Vista.

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Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"Unfortunately the BIOS for this machine doesn't let me access any Wake on LAN settings.

However I was looking through the power options and found that it was set to hibernate after an hour of sleep. I disabled hibernation and now the backups seem to be running normally."
Guest [Entry]

"I know that this is old now, but WHS does NOT use WOL for backups.
When the machine is on, it talks to WHS and finds out what the backup window, and then schedules a time to wake up. Once awake, the machine will check if it’s running on batteries. If it is, it will put the machine to sleep (even if it was hibernating). If not it will jump in to a queue for a WHS backup.
Once complete, it will put the machine to sleep (again, even if it was hibernating).
As for this question, check the WHS Tray app is marked to “Wake This Computer for Backup” and that it is plugged in to power."