Got a battery backup

Scott Blair scott.blair at
Thu Jan 8 00:55:49 UTC 2015

On 01/07/2015 02:47 PM, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-01-06 at 15:15 -0500, Scott Blair wrote:
>> I did some configurations to the files and now got it to work.
> Another smart thing you can get it to do is, if you have more than one
> computer running off the same UPS, you can configure the one that has
> the USB cable to the UPS to act as a master, and the others as slaves
> which pick up the state of the UPS from the master.
> Now that you think you have it working properly, it would probably be a
> good time to pull the plug and make sure that the computer shuts itself
> down before the battery is empty. If the computer you are working with
> is a server, like mine is, you really need it to boot itself again when
> power returns. The motherboard in mine has a BIOS option that tells it
> to do this. I have seen mine work in this way when the 11kV line to my
> area was severed, so I KNOW that even if I'm away, a power cut at home
> will only cause temporary loss of service.
> Dave
Yeah I pulled the plug and watched, when it got down to 1 minute, the 
computer shut off.


Scott Blair

Save on backup time BackupDevice=Null

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