[Nut-upsuser] Changing self test date

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 13:42:37 UTC 2014

On Dec 4, 2014, at 5:30 AM, Frantz de Germain <frantz at info.univ-angers.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
> does any one know how to change the date of the self tests on APC UPSes ? I'd
> like to be able to choose the day and the hour so that it happens at office
> hours, in case of any problem...
> I've tried to do this by launching a test at a convenient time, but the self
> tests still occurs at the previous date and hour :-(

The apctest program from apcupsd does not offer much more insight:


This forum post from 2013 suggests that an easy way is to change the UPS setting to "test at power on", then use a script (with NUT, you would run something like "upscmd ups at server battery.start.quick") to run it at your preferred time:


Changing the self test interval will depend on your specific UPS model.

Charles Lepple
clepple at gmail

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