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NAME

       clone - UPS driver clone

NOTE

       This man page only documents the specific features of the clone driver. For information
       about the core driver, see nutupsdrv(8).

DESCRIPTION

       This driver, which sits on top of another driver socket, allows users to group clients to
       a particular outlet of a device and deal with this output as if it was a normal UPS.

EXTRA ARGUMENTS

       This driver supports the following settings:

       load.off=command
           Recommended. Set the command on the "real" UPS driver that will be used to switch off
           the outlet. You need both load.off and load.on in order to power cycle the outlet.
           Otherwise, shutting down the clients powered by an outlet is a one way street (see
           IMPORTANT).

       load.on=command
           Recommended. Set the command on the "real" UPS driver that will be used to switch on
           the outlet. You need both load.off and load.on in order to power cycle the outlet.
           Otherwise, shutting down the clients powered by an outlet is a one way street (see
           IMPORTANT).

       load.status=value
           Recommended. Set the variable on the "real" UPS driver that will be used to indicate
           the outlet status (i.e. on/off). If not specified, the clone driver will attempt to
           keep track of the outlet status, but this is less reliable.

       offdelay=num
           Set the timer (in seconds) before the outlet is turned off after the shutdown
           condition (OB LB) for this outlet is met or a command to shutdown was issued. Defaults
           to 120 seconds.

       ondelay=num
           Set the timer (in seconds) for the outlet to switch on in case the power returns after
           the oulet has been switched off. Defaults to 30 seconds.

       mincharge=value
           Set the remaining battery level when the clone UPS switches to LB (percent).

       minruntime=value
           Set the remaining battery runtime when the clone UPS switches to LB (seconds).

IMPLEMENTATION

       The port specification in the ups.conf(5) reference the driver socket that the "real" UPS
       driver is using. For example:

           [realups]
              driver = usbhid-ups
              port = auto

           [clone-outlet-1]
              driver = clone
              port = usbhid-ups-realups
              load.on = outlet.1.load.on
              load.off = outlet.1.load.off
              load.status = outlet.1.status
              [...]

IMPORTANT

       Unlike a real UPS, you should not configure a upsmon master for this driver. When a upsmon
       master sees the OB LB flags and tells the upsd server it is OK to initiate the shutdown
       sequence, the server will latch the FSD status and it will not be possible to restart the
       systems connected without restarting the upsd server.

       This will be a problem if the power returns after the clone UPS initiated the shutdown
       sequence on it’s outlet, but returns before the real UPS begins shutting down. The
       solution is in the clone driver, that will insert the FSD flag if needed without the help
       of a upsmon master.

CAVEATS

       The clone UPS will follow the status on the real UPS driver. You can only make the clone
       UPS shutdown earlier than the real UPS driver, not later. If the real UPS driver initiates
       a shutdown, the clone UPS driver will immediately follow.

       Be aware that the commands to shutdown/restart an outlet on the real UPS drivers are not
       affected, so if you tell the real UPS driver to shutdown the outlet of the clone UPS
       driver, your clients will lose power without warning.

AUTHOR

       Arjen de Korte <adkorte-guest@alioth.debian.org>

SEE ALSO

       upscmd(1), upsrw(1), ups.conf(5), nutupsdrv(8)

   Internet Resources:
       The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/