2011/4/14 John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>: > On 04/14/11 9:06 AM, admin lewis wrote: >> Hi >> 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 ? >> >> > > apc smartups or eaton powerware woudl be my choices. 1000VA should be > fine. > > avoid consumer UPS's like apc backups, they are junk. > > > how long do you need the system to stay powered when the power fails? > just long enough to shutdown? or do you need it to stay up for some > period of time? > > Few minutes... 10 minutes should be enough.. and then shutdown the machine ..