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reply Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.cc> writes:
Well, it finally happened... Somebody killed the power with his
car... (Car accident and hit the power pole)
For 10 minutes this is OK as the server is backed up by a UPS,
but I do not think that thing will last for an hour. So finally,
after having it ready to rock 'n' roll for almost 3 years, I had
to roll out the Generator and had the server running on the
generator for about an hour...
None of you should have experienced any interruption of service.

Jan
Aug 09 2002
next sibling parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Jan Knepper" <jan smartsoft.cc> wrote in message
news:3D53ECFD.383B39CB smartsoft.cc...
 Well, it finally happened... Somebody killed the power with his
 car... (Car accident and hit the power pole)
 For 10 minutes this is OK as the server is backed up by a UPS,
 but I do not think that thing will last for an hour. So finally,
 after having it ready to rock 'n' roll for almost 3 years, I had
 to roll out the Generator and had the server running on the
 generator for about an hour...
 None of you should have experienced any interruption of service.

Jan, bringing out the generator is service above and beyond the call of duty. Your servers have had much more reliability than my big corporate ISP. Thanks!
Aug 09 2002
parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.cc> writes:
 Jan, bringing out the generator is service above and beyond the call of duty.

Well, that's why we have it... For those times that power goes out for a long(er) time. We live kinda out it in the stix you know...
 Your servers have had much more reliability than my big corporate ISP.

Thank FreeBSD for that http://www.freebsd.org/ But thanks anyways! Jan
Aug 09 2002
prev sibling parent reply Roland <rv ronetech.com> writes:
Jan Knepper a écrit :

 Well, it finally happened... Somebody killed the power with his
 car... (Car accident and hit the power pole)
 For 10 minutes this is OK as the server is backed up by a UPS,
 but I do not think that thing will last for an hour. So finally,
 after having it ready to rock 'n' roll for almost 3 years, I had
 to roll out the Generator and had the server running on the
 generator for about an hour...
 None of you should have experienced any interruption of service.

 Jan

Was the generator easy to start after it didn't run for 3 years ? roland PS: and what about the power pole now ? and whan about the car ? PS2: oops I forgot: and what about the man in the car ?
Aug 09 2002
parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.cc> writes:
Roland wrote:

 Was the generator easy to start after it didn't run for 3 years ?

I at first thought I had a hard time, but we use it for outdoor jobs as well, but it turned out somebody had run it out of gas!!!
 PS:
 and what about the power pole now ?

No idea, power is back on.
 and whan about the car ?

Don't know.
 PS2:
 oops I forgot: and what about the man in the car ?

<g> Might have been a woman too. Jan
Aug 09 2002