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Re: [vox] Let's talk UPS



I think there's a list of compatible UPSes in the UPS HOWTO.  It's quite
outdated but it does tell you which UPS companies are Linux-friendly and
which are not.  And the protocols for the UPSes probably stayed
backwards-comaptible so the UPS HOWTO should give you an idea of what
you can and can't do which each UPS brand.

As for me, I have two APC UPSes, both of which work great, but I don't
hook up the communication cable to my computer since I usually don't leave
my computer on while I'm away.  I do have a cable, though (it was free
with registration at one point) and I did read that I can use it to
monitor power and shut it down, even though APC isn't very Linux-friendly.

-Mark


On 26 May 2003, Richard S. Crawford wrote:

> 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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