System Uptime Records

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  1. DeVo

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    Today we had a server reach 1000 days of uptime!

    We even had a cake with candles to celebrate :D

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    [root@bct-monitor2 ~]# uptime
     10:52:39 up 1000 days, 0 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.41, 0.27, 0.21
    This is a RedHat box running on HP hardware with a fairly specific role. It hardly ever gets logged into and is never patched.

    Unfortunately this server was decommissioned a few weeks ago. Yes, I kept it running in the data centre just so it got to 1000 days uptime, haha.

    We also have a Cisco router running in production with over 1000 days uptime;

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    Router uptime is 3 years, 14 weeks, 4 days, 18 hours, 44 minutes System returned to ROM by Reload Command System restarted at 15:16:28 aesdt Mon Dec 11 2006

    The best I've had on a Windows 2003 box is 515 days and 413 days on a Server 2008 box.

    So...What's your record? I hope to see some huge uptimes here people!
     
  2. Mystro1

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    Must say that is well done... Thats a nice solid install.
     
  3. ltd73

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    not uptime, but degree-of-ancientness...

    this machine is on the internet in a colo. pretty amazing that it still doesn't appear to have been compromized...

    [root /]# ls -l /boot/System.map
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Oct 10 2002 /boot/System.map -> System.map-ltd1

    [root /]# cat /etc/issue

    Red Hat Linux release 7.1 (Seawolf)
    Kernel 2.4.2-2 on an i686


    i do have cisco gear with over 10 years uptime.
     
  4. samus

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    Well done, I never, ever see that in the M$ world.
     
  5. ToBiAs_R33per

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    true indeed, never have i seen anything past 500-600 day mark in the m$ world of computing

    Well done on letting it run till it hit 1000 :weirdo:
     
  6. g@z

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    We've been using ksplice on some of our RH systems for a while now. So we get kernel security patches + more uptime!

    However we still do reboots early morning every now and then to make sure they come back from a hard power failure.

    * http://www.ksplice.com/

    1000 days isn't bad for a x86 machine.

    I once migrated offices, and we moved the UPS and a single server together so we could keep the uptime day count intact.
     
  9. Skitza

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    I agree, 1000 days is easy. I had a Win2k box that sat in the DataCentre for 5years untouched, never got to see the uptime on that for various reasons :( :( the new box is now at 221 days :)
     
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    No need to appologise, you have done nothing wrong! That thread was old... but it had some nice uptimes in it.

    Regards,
    g@z.
     
  13. Quan-Time

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    someone please correct me here, but dont the nineMSN servers get a reset every 2 weeks on order of the nine network ? I think hostworks does it, id have to ask a friend who used to work there.. But thats fairly retarded.

    Incidently, it was the ONLY MS based machines in the building.. Heh, go figure.
     
  14. slaytanic

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    Damn, you beat me by 5 days. Ours is a Win2003 Enterprise Edition server. Uptime is 768 days
     
  15. Psycronic

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    got a lot of servers at work that get weekly reboots, some even get nightly reboots
     
  16. crazyelf

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    Since 11/18/2007:
    Total Uptime: 851d 11h:39m:16s

    My 'server' at home (Dell P2 notebook running Windows Server 2000 SP4) that runs just some webserver stuff and file sharing
     
  17. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    My XP based file server lasted 3-4 months per reboot back in ~2008-2009, then I went to Ubuntu and its lasted about the same about of time. I dont have any screenshots though. I mainly reboot to add/change hardware.

    My webserver on the other hand:
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    warfuric:~# uptime
     11:09:08 up 145 days, 10:51,  1 user,  load average: 0.79, 0.36, 0.19
    Took a week to set it up right, hasn't been rebooted since.
     
  18. joe_sixpack

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    Went through our ESX hosts... This one had the longest uptime I could find.. 199.2 days! Won't be like that for long as she's going to be upgraded to vSphere in the next few months...


    Click to view full size!



    I didn't get a screen shot, but our EMC CX3 San had a storage processor with a tad over 2 years. It's was rebooted last weekend during a flare upgrade.
     
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  19. oli

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    Best I ever had at home was about 309 days I think... Scored a second hand DIGITAL server on eBay with 3 SCSI drives and a Pentium Pro 200. That was where I learnt Linux!

    Best I've had for work is my CentOS VPS with Web24 which has been running for about 400 days at the moment if I remember right (haven't logged in for a week or so).
     
  20. figrin

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    Uptime is just a symbolism of an unpatched kernel, or a machine that does not have cyclical failure testing.

    A good policy is one which test for failures, redundancy, repeatable power up cycle by failing a random machine at schedule period, and see how the system reacts. A better policy is one which has planned obsolescence which ties with technology upgrade and financial write-off for tax purposes.
     

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