[CentOS] [OT] ups advice

Thu Apr 14 19:13:15 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 4/14/2011 1:55 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 04/14/11 10:54 AM, Devin Reade wrote:
>>> Partially echoing what was already said:
>>> - Stick to APC
>> I'd take Eaton Powerware (fka Best Power) over APC any day.
>> http://powerquality.eaton.com/Products-services/Backup-Power-UPS/5125.aspx
>> or similar for this application.   I'd take one of those up versus the
>> same size APC SmartUps any day.
> Keep in mind that pretty much all of them that don't have multiple
> battery/control modules and auto-switching (like the big APC Symmetra's)
>   will have their own failure modes 3 or 4 years out if you just plug
> them in and forget them.  That is, they will cause downtime even if you
> don't have a power failure.

*shrug* You run the self-test every so often, or have apcupsd do it. In
any case, when the "replace battery" light *first* goes on, order new
ones, and replace 'em when they come in.