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Use a third-party APC UPS management tool for more control
Authored by: sjk on Mar 19, '10 12:51:02PM
I'm going to have mine mute during the night.
Minimally, I think that would require a script to interact with apctest to enable/disable beeping using the "6) View/Change alarm behavior" item (shown in the list thwaite posted) or similar. Then cron (for instance) could be used to run that script, with an enable or disable option, at desired intervals.

Setting BEEPSTATE to 'N' (or other values) in apcupsd.conf doesn't apparent to have any effect on the alarm, at least not that I could determine with some brief testing this morning.

I always realize there's a power outage when I'm on/near my home systems and awake to possibly take action. Plus now there's less intrusive Growl notification. And I normally don't want/need to care about outages while asleep. So, I used apctest to change the alarm behavior to unconditionally never beep since there's no reason for it in this context.

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