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Re: [vox] Let's talk UPS

i successfully used an APS unit (Back-UPS 400?) with their free software
'powerchute plus'

beware though, you need a special serial cable to connect it up to your
linux box. 

i put this little page together after finding out (the hard way) that a
regular serial cable did not work.


i have not tested the UNIX variant, but it should work.

good luck!


on 03.5.26 8:56 PM, Richard S. Crawford at rscrawford@mossroot.com was
reported to have writen:

> Today I *almost* invested in a UPS for my server.  Before I do buy one,
> though, I want to be able to find one that talks nice to Linux.  Most
> importantly, I'm interested in finding software that would perform a
> nice clean shutdown in the event of a power outage (definitely a hazard
> in Dixon, where the power goes off if you look at a transformer funny).
> Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?

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