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Posted on 2004-10-01
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Hi,

We have two servers now and planning to buy another 2, if we want to get a UPS, what would be the best way to do it?  Thx
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by:nobus
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What do you want to know? what models, what power, how to connect them, single units or one for all, or what?
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by:mcrmg
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okay, since we will have 4 soon, do I need 4 ups??? or just one?

And when the power is out, server knows to shut down, right?  same as when power is back on, it will turn on......thx
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crazijoe earned 125 total points
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You can just have one UPS for a bank of servers. You do not need a separate one for each server.

http://www.apcc.com/products/category.cfm?id=13
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by:nobus
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Well, there are some possibilities, depending on what you rate important :
if you have 4 separate ups, 1 can go out while the others still work
if you have only one, obviously all 4 servers go down.
If you have 4, you can schedule them separately for maintenance, or shutdown.
Technically, both are possible, a single one will teke less room and generate less heat than 4 of them.
So it depends on your choice; mostly the bigger ones will have better interface and control possibilities.
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