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Energy Saver UPS Setting

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Mar 8, 2006 10:08 PM
Hello,

I have an APC UPS that is connected and recognized by my iBook. My problem is that all of the setting that are supposed to me modifiable (the 3 shutdown settings) are greyed out. I'm not sure what to try.

Thanks for any help.

-Scott-

iBook 1Ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.5)  
  • SteveInet Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
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    Mar 9, 2006 4:39 AM (in response to keysersoze)
    Click on the lock in the lower left-hand corner.
    iMac 20" 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.4), 1.5gb RAM
  • Steve M. Level 5 Level 5 (4,740 points)
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    Mar 9, 2006 9:30 AM (in response to keysersoze)
    I'm not sure if you need to use a UPS with a laptop. Forgive me if I am missing something. But since a laptop has a built-in battery already, and since this battery will last longer than the lead-acid battery in the UPS, wouldn't using a UPS be redundant? I understand you are probably using your laptop while plugged into AC wall power, but isn't the laptop battery still in place and won't if serve to power the laptop if AC wall power fails? I use an APC UPS with my iMac, but of course it is a desktop. I don't mean to imply any misunderstanding on your part. Please post back.
    iMac G4 17 inch, 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.4), Iomega triple interface 250 GB HD
  • Steve M. Level 5 Level 5 (4,740 points)
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    Mar 9, 2006 10:53 PM (in response to keysersoze)
    I have an external FW HD which I also have plugged into my UPS. I have my Energy Saver settings set to gracefully shutdown my iMac in the event of a prolonged power failure, but I know of no way to have the FW HD gracefully shut itself down. I usually unmount and power off my FW HD if I am going to be away from my iMac.
    iMac G4 17 inch, 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Iomega triple interface 250 GB HD
  • John Hemmerly Calculating status...
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    Jun 1, 2006 12:08 PM (in response to Steve M.)
    I have an external FW HD which I also have plugged
    into my UPS. I have my Energy Saver settings set to
    gracefully shutdown my iMac in the event of a
    prolonged power failure, but I know of no way to have
    the FW HD gracefully shut itself down. I usually
    unmount and power off my FW HD if I am going to be
    away from my iMac.



    I have Belkin UPS's set up on many of our G4 towers and G4 xServes which are running OSX server (versions vary from 10.2.8 to 10.3.9) On the G4 towers, I have external firewire drives which serve as backup storage> (using SuperDuper to clone data 3 times a week). Anyway, if we have a power failure, the servers are shutdown automatically, then 3 minutes after the Servers shutdown the UPS is set to shutdown. Since the server gracefully unmounts the firewire drives prior to shutdown, the drive is not doing anything when the UPS shuts down, thus the firewire drives are shutdown safely as well. I have one UPS for each server, both the Server and it's external backup drive are powered and protected via the UPS.

    iBOOK G4   Mac OS X (10.3.8)  
  • Steve M. Level 5 Level 5 (4,740 points)
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    Jun 1, 2006 2:08 PM (in response to John Hemmerly)
    John,

    Are you using Energy Saver to manage your UPS or are you using Belkin's software?

    Steve M.
    iMac G4 17 inch, 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Iomega triple interface 250 GB HD

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