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Re: Advice about ext3, please



On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Lydgate <debian@tenebrific.ath.cx> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 12:38:25PM +0000, Aneurin Price wrote:
>> That's not a realistic answer. A decent UPS is likely to cost as much
>> as the computer.
>
> Sorry to derail the thread, but my recent experience with a UPS costing
> 30 GBP and which uses the megatec_usb driver for NUT suggests otherwise.
> It happily keeps my machine running for up to 15 minutes in a powercut
> and shuts it down if the battery gets too low.  Works really well, has
> already seen action in the two months I've had it.
>

What make/model is it? All the UPSes I've looked at in that cost region
claimed to have a battery life under load of more like two minutes, which
isn't even certain to be long enough to shut down, depending on what
you're doing with the machine. (It's fortunate that Linux systems tend to
shut down fairly quickly. Windows Server 2003 seems to need *at least*
15 minutes, and shutting down is a high-load activity so battery
duration is likely to be toward the lower end of the estimate.)

Nye


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