[mythtv-users] [OT] UPS's and 24x7 MythBoxen...

John Clabaugh bubbaslash at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 15:33:42 EDT 2005

On 7/27/05, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/27/05, Michael Carland <mcarland at bitsgonewild.net> wrote:
> >
> > On Jul 27, 2005, at 11:18 AM, Andrew Close wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > i currently have one MythBox up and running in our home production
> > > environment. :)  now that the new season of SG-1, Atlantis &
> > > Battlestar Galactica has started i freak out whenever there is a blip
> > > in the power at our house.  in the past week our neighborhood has lost
> > > power at least four times <shakes-fist> damn you Com-Ed </shakes-fist>
> > > and i've had to go downstairs and restart the MythBox and check the
> > > partitions.  so far this hasn't happened in the middle of a recording
> > > or caused a loss of data or any type of corruption.
> >
> > I see you have already had some good responses from the UPS side, so
> > I'll just add my nod to the APC products on that front.
> >
> > My suggestion to you would be in addition to adding UPS, clean up your
> > system so it does not require user intervention when it is restarted. I
> > had been having spontaneous reboots on my myth backend, which was a
> > huge bummer, but it only took the machine about a minute to fully
> > reboot, and when myth restarted, it continued recording.
> >
> > I am using ext3 on my system disks, and JFS on my video storage disks,
> > and they have so far (knock on wood) always managed to straighten
> > themselves out on their own very quickly after an unclean reboot.
> thanks for the tip Michael.  i'm using ext3 on system partitions and
> XFS on all others so i 'should' be safe (as safe as can be).  but
> since i haven't had to deal with system shutdowns on a system i
> 'cared' about in the past i wanted to be sure and double check the
> partitions for any damage.  so far things have started up clean with
> no problems.  i think most of the mature journaling filesystems are
> probably pretty good in this respect.
> andy
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The software that you want to google for is "apcupsd".  It's better
than the official APC software in my opinion.

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