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UPS clicks, server hibernates?


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#1 keyboardNinja

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:22 AM

Okay, I'm totally baffled by this one. Here's the full story:

I have two computers in my house (plus laptops). One is my personal computer (let's call it Desktop) and the other is a server (let's call it Server).

Both are plugged into separate UPS's (in different rooms): APC BE650G 650 VA 390 Watts UPS

When I came home today, my server was on, desktop was in sleep mode. Everything was normal.

A few hours later, I notice my server is not on. So, naturally I turn it back on to see what's going on. It resumes from hibernation (which it should only go into if the battery backup drops to 10%). Odd...especially since the power didn't go out and the cord was not unplugged (and trust me, I would have known if either had happened...the beeping is incredibly obnoxious). Also, the battery showed as fully charged.

I just brushed it aside as an anomaly (which I probably shouldn't have).

A couple hours later, it happened again! But I was in the middle of tweaking a php file and didn't take the time to look into it. No blinking lights, no loud noises, nothing. It just hibernated for no apparent reason. I just turned it back on and went back to what I was doing.

A few minutes ago, sitting at my desktop, I heard a single distinct "click" noise come from the UPS under my desk. Nothing else appeared to happen...until I noticed the server was off again.

At this point, I'm like: "Something is up, this shouldn't be happening". I checked the event viewer on the server and found this:

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So, my question is, why does it keep hibernating as if the battery is depleted when it's not? And what is the connection between the click on my desktop's UPS and the server (which is on a different UPS) hibernating? Is it a power surge or something?

I can provide more info if needed.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:56 AM

Try another UPS, this one is maybe dying.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

But it's brand new??
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:39 AM

Didn't you get it earlier this year?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

I would say something is stuffy in the UPS itself.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

That still doesn't explain the "click" on my UPS and the other causing the server to hibernate. My desktop stayed on the whole time.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:27 AM

Well...if one works properly...and the other seems to be associated with problems...I would switch the two UPS devices for clarification/refutation of the premise that one is malfunctioning...for whatever reason.

If switch provides same response on same system...the should clarify location of problem.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:36 AM

That sounds like a good idea...but it might take a couple hours to get all the cords sorted out again. :crazy:

It hasn't happened again since the last time, but if it does it again, I will definitely switch them to help narrow down where this is originating from (the computer or the UPS).

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