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Thunderstorm readiness - surge woes - your approach?

  1. #11

    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    I use a UPS on all my systems and the software will do a soft shutdown after a short time when I loose power. If I want to kill all my systems I can just unplug the UPS from the wall or flip the circuit breaker in the panel and all of them will do a soft shutdown. Its a quick power kill and gentle shutdown of systems. Also for power hits or brownouts the UPS still protects my system and they also carry a $25000.00 guarantee if my system gets fried. I have them on TV's also.


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  2. #12

    Shutdown anything that writes to the NAS first (your computers) and then have a battery backup shutdown the port that you have the NAS plugged into.

    APC has a network shutdown software app called PowerChute. You can configure that to trigger a shutdown command on battery events and shutdown all computers that have the PowerChute network shutdown software. Some of the APC batteries also have a software web app that allows you to configure the battery behavior on a loss of input power event.

    One possible configuration is a setup like this. When you have an on battery event and 3 minutes pass by, the network shutdown command is sent. All computers with the PowerChute shutdown will gracefully shutdown. Then you can have another on battery event trigger at 5 or 6 minutes that turns off the power to the outlet that the NAS is connected to (you'll need to have the NAS connected to the battery backup outlet). I think you can pretty safely shutdown a NAS as long as the systems that can write to it are powered off first. I'd talk to the manufacturer of the NAS and see what they say about plug pulling the thing if nothing else is live on the network.
    Last edited by phillipduran; 23 Oct 2013 at 12:57.
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