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Re: San Francisco power outages imminent

  • From: Wayne Bouchard
  • Date: Wed Jun 14 23:01:47 2000

> On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 03:38:35PM -0700, Wayne Bouchard wrote:
> > 
> > Think of it as an acid test of everyone's backup systems. :-)
> > 
> > More than one has failed due to a bad battery, out of feul, failures
> > in the UPS whilst the generator kicks in.. and, of course, because
> > there was no generator or ups to begin with..
> I'm not in SJ, but we recently had yet another power outage, and it was fun
> watching the fear in the building's maintenance manager's eyes when he said
> "well, you've got a full load of fuel" and our hardware manager replied
> "do you know that, or are you guessing?"
> Heh heh.

Actually, thats another question I am somewhat interested in.. what
are the policies of various people on testing and excercising
generators and other backup equipment? How many customers ask about
such things before locating equipment vs just asking "do you have
backup power?"

Wayne Bouchard                                    [Immagine Your    ]
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Network Engineer