UPS

Monitoring your UPS using nut on FreeBSD

It is time to replace my existing UPS with another one. I’m getting only 3 minutes of runtime with the existing batteries (and new batteries, after recalibration). It was suggested I buy an Eaton 5PX. I wasn’t convinced. This is the first of three articles about nut. The second is about testing the shutdown. The …

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Unintended shutdown of the #homelab

Today was battery replacement day at my place. The UPS batteries were replaced without downtime. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t downtime. I am not documenting this in real-time. This is post-event analysis. First, I wanted to change the battery replacement date, so I ran acptest on the pfSense server, to which the UPS is connected …

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