Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 12:24 PM (in response to jinniferb)Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; 3 MBPs; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac; MB; iPad; 2 iPods; iPod Touch
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to Kappy)Thanks for the info! I checked it out.
It doesn't appear to send email alerts, though...?
http://www.faronics.com/en/Products/PowerSave/PowerSaveKeyFeatures.aspxMac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 12:36 PM (in response to jinniferb)You might look for similar software at those sites. Power Manager, for example, allows scheduling AppleScripts. I'm guessing there may be one or two others.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; 3 MBPs; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac; MB; iPad; 2 iPods; iPod Touch
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2011 3:02 AM (in response to jinniferb)This software appears to do it.
However, it costs $129. I am in the same boat as the OP. Does anyone know of anything that's not as costly? I really only need something that will send me an e-mail when power is lost. Seems simple enough, but...On my 30th Mac - currently own 8, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2011 4:00 AM (in response to DavidStewart)I tried APC tracker as a demo and couldn't get it to work. Official word from the software company is that it doesn't support Snow Leopard...:(Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to MrHoffman)Yeah, I found acpupsd, but it looks over my head to set it up. So I guess I am looking for something cheaper than APC tracker, and simple to implement.
jinniferb, did they give you any ETA for SL support?On my 30th Mac - currently own 8, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 9:10 AM (in response to DavidStewart)
Curious if anyone else has found any other software that will send email notifications? I've been wanting to purchase APC Tracker for a while now... finally got approval and I realized that it wasn't compatible with 10.6. Bummer...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 7:36 PM (in response to jinniferb)
Also wondering if there are any more suggestions for this question ? I have looked at apcupsd but it has my ups unit on it's "DoNotPurchase" list ! APC Smart UPS 1500 ...
Also looked at APC Tracker then re-read last post ... Not compatible with 10.6 - which is also what I have ...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to jinniferb)
Did anyone ever find a solution for this? I'm interested in achieving the same thing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to interconnect)
Which problem are you looking to solve?
Automatic shutdowns? Those happen by default with the APC Smart UPS 1500, using a USB connection.
Notifications on power outages? You can either write a script that polls for the power status locally (using pmset or such) and sends an email or whatever, scrounge something similar, or that operates remotely by using Pingdom or another similar free or commercial polling service.
If you're just looking for uptime or such, it's also possible to use an SNMP service elsewhere on your network, assuming you're willing to start and maintain SNMP on the box you're monitoring.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to MrHoffman)
Specifically I'm looking for a notifcaton (email) when there is a power failure. I haven't found anything that'd do that.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to interconnect)
Ive had no luck either. I would have thought it should be a part of the UPS management software to have an email function to alert an admin of power failure ...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to MitchSharpe)
Pingdom does what you are asking for. It detects the web server outage. It sends email, SMS or a tweets. And it's a free service.
If you're working on an internal server of some sort (or otherwise outside of what pingdom can reach), then this is going to involve a quick script, or some add-on software.
If you're working on the script, do you have a local mail server running on this box? (That'll make sending mail easier.)
And do you want to know about every outage, or do you want notifications when the shutdown happens? (If it's the latter that you're after, then you can send mail from the shutdown script.)
Some of the more capable and less-interruptible power supplies have notification capabilities. (eg: APC less-interruptible power supplies with the APC Web/SNMP card.)
The apcupsd tool might be of interest, too. Whether that update works on Mountain Lion, I don't know.