[nSLUG] Power Loss and UPSs
greg at phaze.org
Mon Nov 5 10:41:39 AST 2007
> that will hold 50+
> servers up for 2 hours. That is a lot of battery power.
In our colo rooms(there are 3 in the 2 cities) we have a ~200 machines
(about ~150 of them in the main server room)
all on monitored UPS's, and each location has a gas generator that kicks
in after 30 seconds and
lasts 4 to 5 days with guaranteed fuel delivery for longer periods. The
generators get tested Every Friday morning.
Thankfully the longest we've ever had to run on them was 8 hours and
that was during Hurricane Juan.
Unfortunately my house doesn't have a generator and we are still without
power, so last nights entertainment was
my wife, daughter and I huddled around a laptop watching a DVD eating
Anyone know what decent generators run these days that run for at least
6 hours? If they are cheap enough I might pick one up and keep it around
for days like this.
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