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Sierra: No Time Machine backups without login session?

Question asked by olafseifert on Jul 20, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2017 by RickWhitelaw

Hello everyone,


I cannot believe that I am the only one with this problem for I did not found any posts anywhere about this issue:


I found macOS Sierra doesn't create Time Machine backups until you start a login session. Leaving the Mac at the login window seems to prevent Time Machine from working. That's with all FileMaker Server 15 Macs I support but also with Macs running Server or Macs with even nothing particular added but a running web service. And it has nothing to do if the Backup target is a hard disk drive or a network share of a Mac server.


The Database directory of the FMS machines is excluded, energy saving is completely off.


I have no idea. Does anyone else have?


Regards from Hamburg,