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comment Is my UPS responsible for all this damage?
@fixer1234 would you care to re-post your comment as an answer?
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comment Is my UPS responsible for all this damage?
@fixer1234 I don't know how good the power is here, but in 16 years I haven't had any problems (and I've got some hardware almost that old). I am just trying to fathom how so much hardware failed in such a sort time. Come to think of it, I've had some pretty strange behavior from several HDDs in the last year as well. How can I tell if the PSU is active PFC? All the lenovo spec sheet says is "240 watts, autosensing 85%." The second one is a lenovo "tiny" and it uses a laptop-style external power adaptor.
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comment Is my UPS responsible for all this damage?
@CharlieRB you're right, the phone line was not. The UPS has jacks to pass the ethernet through the surge protector, but since I originally had the modem itself plugged into the UPS there didn't seem to be much point in doing that. Could be that was my mistake? I have since moved the modem to a separate power strip and I run the ethernet through the UPS.
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comment Is my UPS responsible for all this damage?
@MichaelKaras that is interesting that the damage might not be immediately observable. We have had more lightning storms here than usual, but there was no immediate damage during any of them. When possible, I usually turn of the UPS and just unplug everything before the storm.
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comment How to TRIM/DISCARD a whole SSD partition on Linux?
@pts You can minimize the size of the metadata by reducing the journal size and number of inodes: mkfs.ext4 -J size=4 -N1 /dev/my/device
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comment Automatically run a script when I log on to Windows
This could have been a good XY Problem candidate, had you not included your goal (logging user logon events). Amusing that it took a linux geek to come along five years later to catch that.
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