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Getting backup battery to send email alerts....?

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jinniferb Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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Apr 5, 2011 12:07 PM
Hello! I've got an APC RS1500 UPS hooked up to my Mac Mini server running 10.6.

Obviously, I've already used System Preferences to configure how we want the battery to manage the power to the machine in the event of an outage. But since APC's PowerChute software (which, from what I understand, used to have the ability to send email alerts in such a case) only works up until about 10.4 until they started implementing the native support we have "lost" the ability for the server to send out an email alert whenever should there be a power issue.

So far, I've found no native way to do this within OSX and the APC software that used to do this for you is no longer supported on 10.5 or 10.6.....how can we do this?

I'm looking for something, anything, really to just get the server to send me an email should the power go down. Terminal command, Automator workflow, AppleScript, third party software....whatever.
Just....something?

Surely there are other people out there running Mac servers on a battery backup with some kind of notification system in place?

Thanks in advance.
Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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