On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 02:30:43PM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> I want to UPS my server and firewall to keep my uptime (currently 27 days.
> Cool eh?).
Can I come to your house and watch while you cut over from ESB to UPS supply
while preserving your miserable :-) uptime - could be fun ?
> What sort of power consumption should I expect for a system in this mode and
Measure it - should be a piece of piss compared to the cutover (a Hall
effect meter counts as cheating, BTW) - but seriously, it depends very much
what you have in the box. The monitor consumes more than the PC, usually. An
"average" consumes ~2A after startup
> what sort of UPS could I get to keep something like this up for say 12 hours?
A fscking big one :-) - typical computer UPS are specc'ed to last for 5 or
10 minutes. Have a look at www.apc.com - they'd got charts and calculators.
A UPS to keep a small desktop running for 8 hours costs ~ $1000.
> If the power is going to be off for more than this, I could hire a generator or something.
If the power in your house is going to be off for more than this, you're
going to have more to worry about than your uptime :-)
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