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So I have a colocated server, and it went off this weekend due to a power-hic-up at the colo facility. They said it was less than a second, but my server has no battery backup so down it went.
I'm running linux on it (fedora core2).
I need a battery backup solution. Anyone have one that they particularly like?
I can't pay an arm and a leg, I'm look at $100 or less if possible.
Doesn't have to give me 5 hours of uptime without power, just has to be able to prevent the server going down because of a minor hic-up. 5 minute uptime is fine by me.

(x-posted a bit)

edit: guess I should have specified, I'd like one that's interfacable so that I can have it shutdown the machine if the power doesn't return in a short period of time.
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From:droolart
Date:November 22nd, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
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I like the APC UPSs, even the low-end ones have serial or USB interfaces that you can use to monitor or shutdown the system with.
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From:travisd
Date:November 22nd, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
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I'm just suprised that they're not providing UPS as part of the CoLo service. I thought this was SOP for these arrangements. Are they going to charge you any more for the space that the UPS is going to take up?

Oh. And a 2nd on the APC recommendation. They're supported by the free UPS monitoring packages pretty well it seems.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 22nd, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
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nice, thanks.
I'm getting a sick good deal, so I don't think they're throwing in nice little extras like that.
They're in the midwest and have a huge facility, so they really don't care how much space things take up. heh.
From:orb2069
Date:December 4th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
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What, are you out in the Salt Mines with Slashdot?
From:qmrq
Date:September 19th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
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What company??
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 19th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
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dude, that was 3 years ago.
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