[clug-talk] Slightly OT Power usage

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Fri Nov 19 16:12:20 PST 2004

I fully agree.  The server that blew it's power supply was on a surge 
protector - so should have been protected, but wasn't (obviously).  So, the 
option was to spend $35+ for a good surge protector or for only $20 more, I 
could get some battery backup as well (and an overall better surge protector 
- not to mention the $50K warranty).

That's why I mentioned the 700VA ups I was planning on getting - my servers 
SHOULD do a graceful shutdown in the event of power loss.  But, using a 
journalized filesystem and the servers not being under heavy load lessens the 
impact some.


On Friday 19 November 2004 16:36, s. keeling wrote:
> Personally, I think the point of a UPS is to keep them up long enough
> for them to do an orderly shutdown, not to keep them up until the
> power comes back.  If I unplug the UPS from the wall socket, and the
> UPS tells the attached systems to shutdown gracefully, that's all I
> expect of it.

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