Backing up at wrong time

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Roon 1.7 Build 511 Macbook Pro 2017 3.1 dual core i5 8GB RAM 512GB SSD MacOS Catalina 10.15.2

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Gigabit Ethernet, wired. Internet service 450mbps down, 25 mbps up
Archer A20/AC 4000 router, house wired for Cat5e

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Not relevant here but I stream exclusively to a Bluesound Node 2i over wired. It is the only thing I use Roon with.

The issue…

I have Roon backups set for 2AM daily. Roon is running on my Mac but I’m not playing any music. It’s 11:26AM here and the backup has been going on for several minutes, really spiking my CPU because it’s backing and syncing to dropbox.

I haven’t listened to any music since last night at about 10. Roon was running at 2AM so no idea why it is waiting until now to start the backup or if what it’s really been doing is backing up for 9 straight hours


Hi @Doug_Hannah,

Can you please share a screenshot of your Roon Settings -> Backups tab?
Do you control the Macbook Pro from any other Roon Remotes/Clients or just from the Core Roon app?

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Is your MAC sleeping - maybe while you are?

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sorry for the delayed reply, and thank you for jumping in.

Here you go

I mainly control the MBP from my iPad Pro but the instance that prompted me to post was noted when I was working on the MacBook Pro and not using Roon. I was doing other work and noticed because Roon was backing up, causing Dropbox to kick in and spike the CPU usage quite a bit.

Thanks. No, I have all sleep functions disabled, except for the screen. This machine stays on most of the time.