choosing a UPS

Robert Huff roberthuff at
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.

				Robert Huff


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