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

Matt White whitem at arts.usask.ca
Wed Jul 27 23:35:24 EDT 2005

John Clabaugh wrote:
> The software that you want to google for is "apcupsd".  It's better
> than the official APC software in my opinion.

Another good one is NUT (Network UPS Tools):


It works with the APCs (I have a bunch of them at work), but also with
other brands.  There's a web interface you can use to check it and
set UPS parameters.  A big thing for me is that it doesn't make the
assumption that one UPS=one computer - I like to use a big UPS to power
several computers when I have them in one location (cheaper in the long
run).  With NUT you hook the UPS up to one machine, and run the UPS
monitor on each computer to watch the UPS.  When the UPS is running
out of power, the master machine (where the UPS is connected) makes
sure that all of the clients shut down, and then shuts down itself.

Matt White                          whitem at arts.usask.ca
Arts and Science Computer Labs      University of Saskatchewan

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