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A mild electrical storm

Message #1 - Posted 2003/10/29 - Elliott Roper

Last night we lost power about 15 times. There is some clever auto-recloser nearby that restores it after about 20 seconds. I suspect the electric have taken advantage of that and set the tripper to be trippier than a trippy thing.

Before I hit Maplins for a wheelbarrow full of UPSies, can anyone tell me if it is possible to configure an 8500 running 8.6 to automatically reboot on power restore? It's spending its dotage as a fax machine.

Training a barn rat to dance on the power-up key when the lights come on is probably too tricky.

Message #2 - Posted 2003/10/31 - SM

Elliott Roper wrote:

Before I hit Maplins for a wheelbarrow full of UPSies, can anyone tell me if it is possible to configure an 8500 running 8.6 to automatically reboot on power restore? It's spending its dotage as a fax machine.

Isn't there a server setting in the energy saver cp for this?

Stuart

http://www.sundog.co.uk - cut that out to reply

Message #3 - Posted 2003/10/31 - Jon B

SM wrote:

Elliott Roper wrote:

Before I hit Maplins for a wheelbarrow full of UPSies, can anyone tell me if it is possible to configure an 8500 running 8.6 to automatically reboot on power restore? It's spending its dotage as a fax machine.

Isn't there a server setting in the energy saver cp for this?

Stuart

Just recalled, I think the option to make a machine reboot on power restore is partially machine dependent. Don't think it came in till G4 400s and later iMacs <googles> ah yes [1]
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106790>

[1] Sorry only recall this sad fact as when researching which machine to pick as the server I'd picked up on this fact somewhere along the lines. --
Jon
jon.bradbury@btinternet.com

Message #4 - Posted 2003/10/31 - Elliott Roper

Previously, SM wrote:

Elliott Roper wrote:

Before I hit Maplins for a wheelbarrow full of UPSies, can anyone tell me if it is possible to configure an 8500 running 8.6 to automatically reboot on power restore? It's spending its dotage as a fax machine.

Isn't there a server setting in the energy saver cp for this?

Thanks, that was a partial solution. I can use it to start the machine once per day, but I could not find a way to way to make it want to start as soon as it sees the power is back on.

Better than nothing, but it would be nice to have it available sooner.

Message #5 - Posted 2003/10/31 - Elliott Roper

Previously, Jon B wrote:

Just recalled, I think the option to make a machine reboot on power restore is partially machine dependent. Don't think it came in till G4 400s and later iMacs <googles> ah yes [1]
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106790>

Thanks. I'm using Stuart's scheduled startup method. I've tested that it does not restart if it is already going. Now testing if it can restart on schedule after the power has been completely off....

AHA! Bliss! If there is a scheduled start active, it leaps into life as soon as power is restored.

Thanks to you both.

Elliott

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