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Message 16534 - Posted: 21 May 2013, 12:52:03 UTC

A lightning strike took out a transformer in the middle of the night and I wasn't awake to start up the generator until after the UPS ran out of power. To add to the trouble, the firewall refused to boot due to a hard drive failure. That all seems pretty trivial when looking at the aftermath of the storm in Oklahoma.

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Message 16535 - Posted: 21 May 2013, 14:59:37 UTC - in response to Message 16534.

A lightning strike took out a transformer in the middle of the night and I wasn't awake to start up the generator until after the UPS ran out of power. To add to the trouble, the firewall refused to boot due to a hard drive failure. That all seems pretty trivial when looking at the aftermath of the storm in Oklahoma.


I am knocking on wood that now Comcast won't be the next one to give you MORE problems!!

Do you not have a switch that starts the generator, and cuts the power to keep it from back feeding into the power lines, when the power goes out? Here in Virginia that is a requirement if you get a generator that runs thru the house circuits.

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Message 16539 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 4:36:21 UTC - in response to Message 16535.

A lightning strike took out a transformer in the middle of the night and I wasn't awake to start up the generator until after the UPS ran out of power. To add to the trouble, the firewall refused to boot due to a hard drive failure. That all seems pretty trivial when looking at the aftermath of the storm in Oklahoma.


I am knocking on wood that now Comcast won't be the next one to give you MORE problems!!

Do you not have a switch that starts the generator, and cuts the power to keep it from back feeding into the power lines, when the power goes out? Here in Virginia that is a requirement if you get a generator that runs thru the house circuits.


A switch? Nope. I use a little starter fluid and elbow grease to pull start it. :-)


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