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Regular readers will know that I had to totally rebuild my Windows Home Server. I now suspect that the origin of the server crash was a UPS self test. My Belkin UPS battery is totally flat and does not keep the server running.

I have the self tests running but the software that comes with the unit is called Winpower and I never worked out how to make it do anything useful like tell me that my battery was dying.

This time when selecting a UPS my priority will be to choose one with good software. Ideally Windows native drivers should be able to see it and I will be able to make it send mails to me when the battery is failing. I think that APC is probably a good choice.

If anyone has any advice please add a comment.