I am using a BBB (Rev C) as a web server, powered by a 5V power supply connected to the 5V jack. I read in several locations that disconnecting the power supply to turn off the board can damage the board.
Is this an issue if the BBB is running and there is a power outage? The web server is used as a web front-end to a MySQL database and is used fairly infrequent. Most of the time, the BBB is idle.