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Month: June 2012

Using NUT (Network UPS Tools) With Powershield Defender 1200

Again it’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted anything. Here’s a guide to how I got my Powershield Defender 1200 up and running using NUT under Debian. This is a cheap and lightweight (software wise, UPSes weigh a ton) solution for power protection of a home or small business server. Installing NUT: This part is dead simple, the NUT packages are already in the Debian repos so: sudo apt-get install nut This will install all NUT components and it’s dependencies. It does most of the hardwork for you, you just need to modify configuration files to your needs. Modifying configuration files: There are several configuration files that need to be modified in order to get a functional install; nut.conf, ups.conf, upsd.users and upsmon.conf. You can use the locate command that’s pre-installed on most systems to find them, the following is from my Debian box but your paths may be…

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