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Get a Battery Backup if you use a PC for primary HA

Posted by IVB on December 31, 2006

If you’re going to be a big man and use a software based controller for primary automation duties, I’ve got 2 words for you: Battery Backup.

A few hours after the prior post, there was a power outage in my house. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a battery backup and the machines require someone to press the button in order to turn on.  I haven’t been able to access my house servers for >1wk now since I wasn’t home.  We just got home and checked, sure enough, both the HA server and the CCTV server were off.

I’ll be buying 2 battery backup UPS’s tomorrow to correct that defiency…

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2 Responses to “Get a Battery Backup if you use a PC for primary HA”

  1. Derek said

    if you go into your BIOS for the computer, there should be an option for what to do if the power is cut and restored to the puter. Options should say something like, FORMER STATUS, OFF, ON maybe one other.
    I always use FORMER STATUS, that way the computer will turn back on when the power comes back up.

  2. IVB said

    Well how about that – i finally checked the BIOS, and you’re totally right.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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