How do I lock my machine while doing a TimeMachine backup?

Posted on 2012-04-02
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Using Windows I select the Window+L command and the user logs out. But any programming keep running.

How do I do this on a Mac? When I log out it shuts everything down.

Question by:newbieweb
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to the best of my knowledge you can't do that. loging out will not run the backup. you can turn on a screensaver in "system settings" than "desktop and screensaver", and force password in "security and privacy"
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