[CentOS] [OT] ups advice

Thu Apr 14 16:51:16 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/14/2011 11:36 AM, Kevin Thorpe wrote:
>> I have a Dell PowerEdge T310 *tower* server.. I have to buy an ups by
>> apc... anyone could help me giving an hint ?
>> a simple "smart ups 1000" could be enough ?
> It depends on how long you want it to run. Your choice is a small UPS
> to give your
> server just enough time to shut down or a big UPS to allow you to
> carry on working
> for some time.
> In general a fileserver will only need a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes to
> shut down as
> your workstations are probably already dead. Obviously this has changed now that
> people have laptops. If you're running big processes on the server then you need
> long enough to let them complete or shut down gracefully.
> Of course this assumes reliable power. If you regularly have outages
> or bad brownouts
> then scale up.

Don't forget that you need to keep your network equipment powered as 
well if you expect to do more than a graceful shutdown.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com