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Message 18617 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 13:51:01 UTC

There was a power outage due to a fire two blocks away which brought out emergency services from four suburbs. We took several big power hits in a row. Then the UPS decided its battery was no longer any good. It gave a warning for whole seconds which wasn't even close enough to get everything shut down properly. Everything is finally back online, just without a UPS. Considering a family just lost their entire home, I can't really complain about losing a UPS.

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Message 18618 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 14:13:46 UTC - in response to Message 18617.

well,happy to see the servers back. But without a UPS is quite unsafe, isn't it?

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Message 18622 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 16:26:30 UTC - in response to Message 18617.
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En aquest món tan materialista que ens envolta, el seu comentari, l'honora com a membre de la espècie humana.
Gràcies per ser com és.
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Message 18624 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 17:29:07 UTC - in response to Message 18618.

well,happy to see the servers back. But without a UPS is quite unsafe, isn't it?


I once drove to work without a seat belt, too. I do plan on replacing the batteries on the UPS.

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Message 18626 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 19:13:18 UTC

A UPS or a home. Kinda puts things in perspective..... Hope everyone was safe.

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Message 18630 - Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 23:22:41 UTC - in response to Message 18617.

Tsk Tsk. You have to replace/recycle those UPS batteries once a year whether you think they need it or not. I speak from bitter experience.
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Message 18631 - Posted: 18 Feb 2014, 0:29:31 UTC - in response to Message 18630.

Tsk Tsk. You have to replace/recycle those UPS batteries once a year whether you think they need it or not. I speak from bitter experience.


All the APC units I have ever had in the past have a warning light when the battering needs to be replaced and most also beep to annoy you -- kind of like a smoke alarm when the battery is about dead. This time, it didn't do it until it needed to use it which is too late. I guess I will bundle up the batteries with stack of bad hard drives and take them over to the village electronics disposal site. But first, It hammer time!


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