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My server will run only weekly for 2 hours for backup purposes. After I finished the backuping I pull out the power plug from the power outlet. How does a server power supply withstand unto toggling the power? Will it fail shortly?

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Running for two hours every week means one start and one per week. Any power supply should be able to handle that.

But I would suggest that you use a power strip that has a switch on it, and use the switch. Actually plugging the plug could wear the plug and/or the socket on the long run.

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Thank you! I'll do that:) – Hiddin Nov 27 '11 at 10:44
I wonder more what type of server that supposedly is that only runs 2 hours per week. – TomTom Nov 27 '11 at 10:56
@TomTom -> I guess it's the server in this question – Akos Lukacs Nov 27 '11 at 11:11
Not really. 2 hours per week for a backup would more ask for an external hard disc. – TomTom Nov 27 '11 at 11:19
@TomTom -> Yes, but let's assume there is a reason for that... – Akos Lukacs Nov 27 '11 at 12:26

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