Now that I’ve replaced my mid-2012 MBP, I plan to keep it for a backup with the goal of being able to move whatever design project I’m working on (QuarkXpress) over to it in case my main machine fails. What’s the best method for keeping the backup machine in running order? Charge and shutdown? Keep it on a power supply… while shut down or sleeping?
Ideally, I suppose I would fire it up periodically and make sure the battery is charged. But realistically I’m not sure how often I’ll remember to do this.