When I press a power button on my Mac mini, it goes to sleep mode and when I press it again, it turns on very quickly. However, after a longer sleep, it hibernates. How can I make this delay longer?

I know that I have tu use pmset but I don't know how exactly. Should I change the standbydelay?

My current config:

Last login: Wed Oct 23 08:52:38 on ttys000
Mac-mini-Pawel:~ pmichna$ pmset -g 
Active Profiles:
AC Power        -1*
Currently in use:
 standby              0
 Sleep On Power Button 1
 womp                 1
 autorestart          0
 hibernatefile        /var/vm/sleepimage
 darkwakes            0
 networkoversleep     0
 disksleep            0
 sleep                0 (sleep prevented by mds, storeagent, storeagent, storeagent, storeagent, AddressBookSour, UserEventAgent)
 autopoweroffdelay    14400
 hibernatemode        0
 autopoweroff         1
 ttyskeepawake        1
 displaysleep         10
 standbydelay         4200

I use OS X Mavericks.


Yes, you can increase the standbydelay value:

sudo pmset -a standbydelay 18000

The value is in seconds, so 18000 is 5 hours. sudo pmset -a standby 0 would disable standby mode completely.

See man pmset:

standby causes kernel power management to automatically hibernate a
machine after it has slept for a specified time period. This saves power
while asleep. This setting defaults to ON for supported hardware. The
setting standby will be visible in pmset -g if the feature is supported
on this machine.

standby only works if hibernation is turned on to hibernatemode 3 or 25.

standbydelay specifies the delay, in seconds, before writing the hiberna-
tion image to disk and powering off memory for Standby.

Standby mode is also documented in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4392.

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