[mythtv-users] OT: UPS w/ Linux monitoring/auto shutdown software?
cwd at unshift.net
Wed Aug 20 14:16:53 EDT 2003
You'll want to get an APC UPS. They're the best quality, and Linux-friendly.
Check out the apcupsd tool (I'm using it now on a couple boxes), it's really
handy, and lets you shut down cleanly. It even lets you specify WHEN to shut
down -- eg 10% of power left in the batteries, etc.
On Wednesday 20 August 2003 12:57 pm, Jeff Williams wrote:
> With the recent major blackout here in the northeast, I've finally gotten
> the idea that I'm going to put UPS's on all of my PC's (four of them now!).
> I would imagine it can't be good for a Myth box to be suddenly kicked off
> in the middle of a recording. But I can't seem to find any information on
> UPS models that include monitoring and shutdown software that's compatible
> with Linux - I've checked Google (including Google groups) and gone back
> through the archives of this list as well, in addition to looking at the
> product web pages of various UPS models I'm interested in.
> Are there any UPS manufacturers that support Linux with their software? I
> would assume there have to be, with all the corporate Linux customers out
> there - but I don't want to spend a fortune either, only looking for 4-5
> minutes of backup time (just enough to shut down in an orderly fashion).
> Failing that, is there such a thing as a freeware UPS monitoring
> application that will work with various manufacturers' UPS's? As you can
> see, I'm pretty new to the whole UPS thing - never owned one before.
> Thanks for any pointers.
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