I have the Power Management feature set to sleep during times when the PC is idle. It is configured to be woken up by network connections and other events. Full backup of my hard drive should take 5 - 6 hours at a reasonable transfer rate. But when my full backup runs, it takes much longer than it should because the operating system apparently goes to sleep and interrupts the backup process. It generally seems to take almost 24 hours.
When I reported this to NovaStor Customer Support I was told that there is no solution except to disable Power Management and leave the PC running 24/7. From a practical point of view, this is not acceptable to me. I do not want to run my PC 24/7. This is wasteful and unnecessary. I use the PC only occasionally, and never in the early morning or most of the day, and I do not want to use or pay for the electricity consumed while I am not using it.
I would expect that there is a way for an application like NovaBackup to tell the operating system that it is doing useful work and that the operating system Power Management functionality should not kick in until that work is finished.
I have been using an on-line backup product from another vendor for a while and it does not seem to have this problem, so I am hopeful that NovaStor will also be able to solve this problem. I will not be able to use the NovaBackup product until this is available.
I also notice that the NovaBackup job starts at the scheduled time, so there does not seem to be a problem initiating the backup. The problem appears to be that the backup is interrupted while it is running.