APCUPSD
APCUPSD 3.14.8
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Power management and control of APC UPS units.   Free
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APCUPSD (APC UPS Daemon) can be used for power mangement and controlling most of APC's UPS models. Apcupsd works with most of APC's Smart-UPS models as well as most simple signalling models such a Back-UPS, and BackUPS-Office. During a power failure, apcupsd will inform the users about the power failure and that a shutdown may occur. If power is not restored, a system shutdown will follow when the battery is exhausted, a timeout (seconds) expires, or runtime expires based on internal APC calculations determined by power consumption rates. Apcupsd is licensed under the GPL version 2.
What's New
Version 3.14.8:
  • Major update to win32 version of apctray. Includes many visual and usability improvements to match OS X version.
  • apctest now supports battery calibration and self-test interval control on USB models. Many thanks to James Belleau for contributing these features.
  • New SNMP driver that does not require libsnmp.so, thus eliminating issues with not finding the library during shutdown when /usr has been unmounted. The new driver is the default for 'UPSTYPE snmp'. The old driver is still available as "UPSTYPE netsnmp" if needed.
  • Add missing NOMINV, NOMOUTV, and NOMPOWER to net clients
  • Fix missing WALL in apccontrol (debian bug #546019) http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=546019
  • Change all time/date strings to simplified ISO format: "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS +/-UTC"
  • Fix battery voltage readout on "Back-UPS 500 FW: 6.3.I USB FW: c1"
  • Remove obsolete image files from source tree
  • Fix issues with popup.exe running when it shouldn't and sometimes hanging and/or generating an "Interactive Services Dialog Detected" error.
  • Use /kill switch from the installer to shut down running instances of apcupsd and apctray. This will provide more reliable termination on Vista/Win7.
  • Update apctest to use 'Q' to exit any menu instead of a number that is always changing. Contributed by James Belleau
  • apctest: Fix compiler warnings. Contributed by Andy O'Shaughnessy
Version 3.14.8:
  • Major update to win32 version of apctray. Includes many visual and usability improvements to match OS X version.
  • apctest now supports battery calibration and self-test interval control on USB models. Many thanks to James Belleau for contributing these features.
  • New SNMP driver that does not require libsnmp.so, thus more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X or later
  • APC UPS battery backup system.






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Pfoomer reviewed on 03 Feb 2011
This software works well, I use it on my two serial ups's , where it was cheaper to by a serial-usb adapter and when required, a new battery pack, instead of buying a newer usb based ups.

Provided you follow the instructions carefully, it should be possible for anyone to achieve this.

If you have migrated from windows where your interaction with the terminal was probably non-existant, well now is the time to find out there is much more to a unix system than the gui
[Version 3.14.8]


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Negritude tipped on 01 Aug 2010
The latest version of APCUPSD is:

Stable: 3.14.8 (16 January 2010)

Go to the developer's web site for the release notes and to download.

The Mac OS X version has a standard package installer that takes care of everything for you. No need to figure out where anything goes.

There is also an online manual that explains the details:

http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/manual.html

You can also get the manual in PDF form:

http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/manual.pdf
[Version 3.14.7]


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Reddog99 commented on 07 Nov 2009
If you're not comfortable with the concept of 'building' your own applications and editing configuration files to alter your preferences, then this app is not for you. I gave it a stab and (probably) failed. I was never sure if I had it installed right. Worst of all, I can't figure out how to uninstall the program...
[Version 3.14.7]

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Tapper replied on 21 Jan 2010
Yes, not easy to install and configure. I did so but reverted back to Apple's UPS pref pane. Uninstalling this app was difficult. Good app if you need what it offers.
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Tim27 commented on 25 Jun 2010
How do you uninstall it?
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Negritude commented on 01 Aug 2010
Instructions for uninstalling APCUPSD from Mac OS X:

http://old.nabble.com/Uninstalling-apcupsd-off-Mac-OS-X-10.6.2-td28049045.html
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Negritude replied on 01 Aug 2010
And let me add that everyone is correct, this program is definitely not for newbies. It is intended for sysadmins who manage multiple servers, not desktop users to play around with. The built-in energy settings of Mac OS X are all that 99% of people need to handle their UPS. This app is for the other 1%.
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Version Downloads:2,588
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:04 Jan 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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APCUPSD (APC UPS Daemon) can be used for power mangement and controlling most of APC's UPS models. Apcupsd works with most of APC's Smart-UPS models as well as most simple signalling models such a Back-UPS, and BackUPS-Office. During a power failure, apcupsd will inform the users about the power failure and that a shutdown may occur. If power is not restored, a system shutdown will follow when the battery is exhausted, a timeout (seconds) expires, or runtime expires based on internal APC calculations determined by power consumption rates. Apcupsd is licensed under the GPL version 2.


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