Configuring Backup Only When Connected to Power for Laptop Backup

You can schedule a backup job only if the computer is on AC power (not battery power). Additionally, you can set an option to stop the backup job if the computer is switched to battery power. If both of these options are set for automatic schedule, then your backups will only run when the computer is on AC power.

Note: When you configure the Run the backup every xx hours setting on the laptop schedule policy, the software checks for new or modified files every xx hours, and if there are new or modified files, the software initiates a backup operation irrespective of any automatic schedule configuration rules.


  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Schedule Policies.
  2. Right-click the <laptop schedule policy> and click Edit.
  3. Select <schedule task> displayed in the Tasks and then click Edit button.
  4. In the Power Management area, select one of the following options:
    • Select the Start only if the Computer is running on A/C power box to run the job only when the computer is on A/C power.

      Backups continue to occur when your computer is running on A/C power.

    • Select the Stop the task if battery mode begins box to not run a backup job when the laptop is running on battery power.
  5. Click OK.

Last modified: 3/5/2020 5:10:57 PM