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APC backups
I’m a long timeMythTv user. My basic Linux skills are limited so I’ve neverattempted any of the more complex – like RAID – data redundancymethods. I use an SSD for the application and a hard drive forstorage. Owing to power outages I’ve had several crashes where Ilost my system so I set up an APC battery backup with apcupsd. Itworked like a charm but, at least for me, is a bit onerous to set up.I did a bit of research and discovered that Ubuntu has a built inalternative. I thought I’d ask if folk have an opinion on this v.apcupsd. Thanks,

d.

http://www.pontikis.net/blog/ups-power-management-ubuntu-16.04




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Re: APC backups [ In reply to ]
On 4 September 2017 at 02:23, David Williams <mythtv_david@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I’m a long time MythTv user. My basic Linux skills are limited so I’ve
> never attempted any of the more complex – like RAID – data redundancy
> methods. I use an SSD for the application and a hard drive for storage.
> Owing to power outages I’ve had several crashes where I lost my system so I
> set up an APC battery backup with apcupsd. It worked like a charm but, at
> least for me, is a bit onerous to set up. I did a bit of research and
> discovered that Ubuntu has a built in alternative. I thought I’d ask if
> folk have an opinion on this v. apcupsd. Thanks,
>
> d.
>
> http://www.pontikis.net/blog/ups-power-management-ubuntu-16.04
>
>
>
nut works very well and additionally its not vendor specific so your not
locked into buying APC, I typically use it more for monitoring (cacti
scripts work wonders) rather then controlled shutdowns as we sit on a very
stable power source.

Cheers,

Anthony