bastill at adam.com.au
Wed Aug 15 12:27:27 UTC 2007
On Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:40:01 pm Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> Anthony Yarusso spake thusly:
> > I'm looking for a suitable battery-backup and surge
> > protection unit for my personal computers and peripherals,
> > and am not entirely sure what to look for, so hoping for
> > suggestions. I'm leaning toward either Belkin or APC
> > brand-wise, but of course the model selection in each is
> > pretty broad, so could use some narrowing. I'm thinking
> > about spending somewhere in the $100-$300 range. It
> > absolutely has to have software compatible with Ubuntu - I
> > see APC software in the repos, and Belkin claims a number of
> > their units support it, so that should be okay. Can anyone
> > give me some tips?
> You've pretty much answered your own question. :)
> I'd go with APC. I've got one I bought about a year ago and it
> seems to be working nicely with Ubuntu (although I must admit
> I've not had any power outages to test it with).
> $ sudo apt-get install apcupsd
> See http://www.apcupsd.com/ for more info.
Ditto. APC seem to be the best for Linux boxes. I reckon UPS's
are like insurance. Good to know you have it even if you don't
need it yet.
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