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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/