Back-UPS garbage? (was: Quick survey -- UPSs on slave nodes?)
Brian D. Ropers-Huilman
bropers at lsu.edu
Tue Feb 11 10:40:28 PST 2003
I have an APC 500 UPS at home, a biege-box w/ Pentium III @ 733 MHz, 1 GB RAM,
four internal IDE drives, DVD, and CD-RW. I also have my 21" ViewSonic monitor
plugged into the unit. I get a full 20 minutes of backup time. I actually have
the monitoring software wait a full 10 minutes before it starts shutdown
procedures. I've never had a problem.
On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 Drew Raines <drew-list-beowulf at poured.net> wrote:
> Mark Hahn <hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca> writes:
> > their low-end UPSs are low-end in performance and robustness, but
> > can certainly be expected to keep real machines up for their
> > rated minutes. obviously a 450VA is not going to keep a power
> > workstation up for long, but you've gotten what you paid for.
> No, I didn't get what I paid for. I paid for it to keep a
> low-budget PC up for a minute during an outage so I could either
> reboot the machine, or let the power come back to life.
> The box gave me the impression that said unit would do this for 17
> minutes. I got 2-3 seconds.
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