Solved

Connecting UPS to Buffalo Linstation Pro Duo

Posted on 2013-01-16
8
649 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-07
I have a buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo which hold critical information. I would like to protect it from power surges and outages. Can I use it with a APC ups? Stupid question - how do I physically connect it to the UPS?
0
Comment
Question by:Mhurley
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38782598
Yes, you should connect it to your UPS. Make sure you have enough wattage capacity on your UPS so you don't overload it.

If you have LED's on the front of your UPS, check to see if the load is maxed out. Depending on your UPS, you might not have those LED's. You can also install PowerChute software on your desktp to check the UPS and see how much load is on the UPS.

Hope this helps!
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Shaik M. Sajid
ID: 38782634
connect the APC ups direct to power ... on UPS there is power socket from that socket connect your Linkstation Pro Duo ..

that's it...

but you must shut down before change the power ...
0
 

Author Comment

by:Mhurley
ID: 38782734
Thanks. My question is how to physically connect it, what type of cable to use?
I have an apc smart ups 1000model SUA1000I
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38782760
If it comes with the cable Serial or RJ45 to RJ11, you connect it to your Pc, install the Powerchute software and control the shutdown process. It will shut down your Pc if the batteries get low or power is out for an expended time period. I don't think they have any functionality to shut down the Buffalo unit from that software. You might want to call APC and see if they have an app for that.
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38783128
Thinking about this further, you might want to call Buffalo and see if they have an app that can be triggered to shut down the Buffalo unit if the APC shutdown process starts running.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38790372
Did you receive the information to resolve your question?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Mhurley earned 0 total points
ID: 38950524
No, had to contact the hardware provider
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Mhurley
ID: 39143998
Had to contact the supplier
0

Featured Post

Network it in WD Red

There's an industry-leading WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system to help fulfill your data storage needs. With drives up to 8TB, WD Red offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build the biggest, best-performing NAS storage solution.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now