choosing a UPS
roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Feb 3 19:09:00 PST 2006
Mike Tancsa writes:
> >I am in the market for a UPS to effect automatic shutdown (via DB9) of a
> >file server (which will run FreeBSD 6.0). I have noticed some large price
> >fluctuations and I don't understand why. I am comparing units of equal
> >strength, say 750 VA. Any comments on what I should be looking for?
> The APC RS series work pretty well with
> /usr/ports/sysutils/apcupsd and are a decent price. Most use
> USB, but it works well with FreeBSD.
Confirm the recommendation of apcupsd. If you decide to use
it, _RTFM_. You may have to may certain minor changes to the kernel
for things to work properly.
I haven't checked the APC website, but I don't think any
current models ship with a serial port.
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