Linux Operating Systems and UPS's

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by TheKid7, Dec 1, 2012.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I am thinking about building an UTM (Unified Threat Management) PC to replace my Cable/DSL Router. If I do build an UTM PC, I would include an UPS to keep the UTM PC online during short duration power outages.

    I see that UPS's include a USB connection for the PC. Is this USB connection useless when using a Linux based UTM Operating System? What happens if the power outage is long enough to deplete the UPS's battery?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. linuxforall

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    Ubuntu uses UPSMON which can shut down the system when the power goes out.
     
  3. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I did not think to read the manual for the UTM OS. The manual says that only APC and MGE UPS Systems are supported.
     
  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    i use microtek UPS there are other i dont after power fail they give backup for longer backups check UPS with good battery backup i use only for shutting down PC 20 min backup :D
     
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