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Is it against the rules to Hibernate?


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Hi, I was wondering if I could enable Hibernation and use it on my Shadow once it’s activated? I do that on my local PC, and Shadow is a full featured Windows 10 PC, so it should work the same way, right?

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Best answer by phoenixbyrd 22 June 2020, 19:00

Yes, any measure to circumvent the automatic shutdown won’t work, including hibernation. 

As I said before, you stop actively using shadow and it shuts down and there’s nothing we can do about it.

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Shadow will automatically shut down after 15-30 minutes of inactive use, there’s nothing we can do about that. You stop actively using it through the client and it shuts down.

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Shadow will automatically shut down after 15-30 minutes of inactive use, there’s nothing we can do about that. You stop actively using it through the client and it shuts down.

I’m asking if I can enable and use Hibernation on the Shadow, not how to disable it shutting down.

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I’m asking if I can enable and use Hibernation on the Shadow, not how to disable it shutting down.

Enabling hibernation (or changing other power settings) revert back if you do change, so they seem to be taking active steps to prevent it. Some group policy tools are missing as well. I don’t think it’s worth the effort to try and circumvent whatever they’re doing...it’d be swimming against the current.

Yes, any measure to circumvent the automatic shutdown won’t work, including hibernation. 

As I said before, you stop actively using shadow and it shuts down and there’s nothing we can do about it.

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Yes, any measure to circumvent the automatic shutdown won’t work, including hibernation. 

As I said before, you stop actively using shadow and it shuts down and there’s nothing we can do about it.

That’s not circumventing shutdown. From what I know, Hibernation still turns the PC off, it just saves memory to storage first.

https://luro.io/why-shadow-has-a-hibernation-timer/

I guess it already kinda hibernates? IDK… All I know is stop using, it shuts off and we can’t change power settings.

 

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Unfortunately, that is correct, you cant make Shadow hibernate anymore. Only Shutdown. 

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Unfortunately, that is correct, you cant make Shadow hibernate anymore. Only Shutdown. 

If you could before, why not now? I’m having trouble seeing why or if COVID-19 caused this.

Agree, wished to have hibernation as well. Not to prevent auto shutdown after inactivity, more to start I “left” Shadow before it shutdown to continue with whatever programs were open.

Would be just a nice feature.

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@SwissM This is not possible since the server would have to be active and your windows session would have to run while you are away. It is the point of this shutdown system to free up one slot so that another client is able to use it, which he can’t when the session is kept open for you.

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@SwissM This is not possible since the server would have to be active and your windows session would have to run while you are away. It is the point of this shutdown system to free up one slot so that another client is able to use it, which he can’t when the session is kept open for you.

@Phobos you misunderstand hibernation - it is the complete suspension of the virtual machine state saved to disk - it consumes no power. It is not a form of “standby.”

The reported reason this was discontinued, was because VMs could potentially be resumed on dissimilar hardware, causing problems.

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@Jim29er Ah okay I indeed misunderstood. Yeah even then your hardware would have to stay reserved because windows doesn’t like a spontaneous hardware change :D . 

@Jim29er Ah okay I indeed misunderstood. Yeah even then your hardware would have to stay reserved because windows doesn’t like a spontaneous hardware change 😃

i agree this does prove problematic to having hibernate function on.  its more then just Windows that doesn’t like sudden hardware changes a lot of games and programs act buggy too. it can even set off security/ anti cheat software. so in all its best to not have hibernate active.