[SATLUG] UPS auto-shutdown of Ubuntu 8.1 Server

David Labens adlabens at swbell.net
Sun Nov 29 21:27:14 CST 2009

I have answered the first question - There is an RJ-45 on the back of the UPS that is supposed to connect to a USB port on the server.  I've got the bag full of cables here, somewhere, and it's in there.  I just have to find it.

Still searching for software suggestions, what apt-get to install.


David Labens

San Antonio, TX

--- On Sun, 11/29/09, David Labens <adlabens at swbell.net> wrote:

From: David Labens <adlabens at swbell.net>
Subject: [SATLUG] UPS auto-shutdown of Ubuntu 8.1 Server
To: "San Antonio Linux Users Group" <satlug at satlug.org>
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 7:56 PM

I went back & searched thru my 3200 archived emails and can't find the one with the answer...

I've got an APC "Back-UPS RS 800" battery backup and want it to primarily protect our Ubuntu 8.10 Server box (home environment).  Of course, plugging the server power cord into the Back-UPS is no problem.  But, I want the UPS to shut down the server if power goes out.  So, I have the following questions:

What other physical connections do I need (USB, Ethernet, Serial, Parallel)?

What monitoring software does the best job of monitoring and shutting down the server?

Can it be configured to send me an email just before shutting down the server?


David Labens

San Antonio, TX

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