[nSLUG] When the power might be out for days

Michael Wheadon mikeat10500 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 3 17:51:13 ADT 2007


It's not a server, has no UPS but if the power will
hold out 25 min more...she up 341 days.

--- D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:

> In recent history there are a couple of times
> significant chunks of N.S. lost power for a duration
> of up to 2 or 3 days.  For those with UPS but no
> backup generators nor UPS software, this
> means servers should be shutdown soon after
> the lights go out.
> 
> There are potential challenges getting to a site
> in that situation: trees may block roads, driving
> through heavy storms at night can be dangerous.
> The chances of having remote login from our
> home ISPs is not likely to be an option with the
> power loss.
> 
> Has anyone in a similar situation shut down their
> servers in anticipation of a power loss, or shutdown
> key business systems which are not in use anyway
> at that time of day?
> 
> Has anyone who faced something
> like this from recent history adopted a new
> plan for how to deal with the potential for
> long term power loss?
> 
> --Donald
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Mike Wheadon B-3715,HEMP#1
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