Jeff what software did you install ? I have the APC Smart UPS 1000 and the
software that comes with it is Power Chute Plus 5.1. I don't think your
unit came with the software but I think it can be bought as an extra. Check
your unt's details on their web site. The software allows pretty much every
options you could require. Currently my unit is set to start shutdown
sequence 5 mins after a power failure (5 mins just in case it comes back
on). The O/S then has 2 minutes to close any releveant running services and
software, and then 2 minutes to shutdown (only takes 10-20 secs to do it,
but left a safety margin). The UPS unit goes onto standby. If the power
comes back on the UPS powers up and recharges. Once it get to 50 or 90%
charge (Can't remember which one) it restarts the system.
I've used a relatively basic setup and there is many optins. If your unit
support the software or similar then thats your best bet. I'd contact APC
and they should be able to help.
> I have a Windows 2000 server with a usb APC battery backup attached. What
> is the best way to have the system shutdown gracefully in the case of an
> unattended power failure? I have loaded the software that came with the
> but it has no shutdown feature. I want the machine to completely shutdown
> and then restart when the power is restored.