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A client-side wake-on-LAN daemon that enables wireless Time Machine backups to a server that sometimes sleeps.
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Wake Machine enables Time Machine to backup to a target that is sleeping. Without Wake Machine, such backups will fail because the remote disk cannot be mounted while the target machine is sleeping.

Wake Machine runs as a mock daemon on the client. When Time Machine initiates a backup, Wake Machine sends a magic packet to the target machine to wake it up if it's sleeping.

Caveats: If you're using an older Mac, the target machine must be connected via ethernet (the machine you're backing up can still be connected via wifi). New Macs support WOL via Airport.

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