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    What is your longest server uptime?

    Hello and i will like to see some feedback from people that have servers ... i would like to know what is the longest time ur box has run with out failures , reboots , im looking on days hours wise


    The longest my server has been up with no downtime has been

    2 weeks, 1 day, 05:14:34

    i cant blame this on Servers4sale i just think i have a crappy box i always get some kind of downtime and cannot seem to make it stay up......

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         #               Uptime | System                                    Boot up
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         1   190 days, 02:57:17 | Linux 2.4.27-1-k7        Sun Dec  5 18:50:14 2004
         2    94 days, 21:01:06 | Linux 2.4.23             Sat Jan 17 18:24:39 2004
    Power supply died at 190 days..just a couple days ago..so I had to bring the box down to replace it.

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    how do u bring up that full detail...

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    $ uptime
    1:22pm up 686 days, 15:18, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.11, 0.13


    $ uptime
    1:22pm up 708 days, 38 mins, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.01, 0.01

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    WOW!!!!!!!!! NOW Thats Uptime ..... any tips?

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    Originally posted by logo-one
    WOW!!!!!!!!! NOW Thats Uptime ..... any tips?
    For uptime like that run FreeBSD
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    Haven't you try upgrading kernel? That's 2 years of uptime. But looks cool though

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    I saw "up 283 days, 1 user, load average: 0.03, 0.04, 0.03" and thought that had been too long.

    Then I stumbled on "up 406 days, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00."

    /me looks around a bit more. -=\
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    what OS are u all running on .... i got CENTOS

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    I'm cheating big time

    These are 2 HP9000 L class servers running HPUX

    Linux has a bit to go to be as stable as unix.

    I did have a server that i decomissioned a few months ago that had been running happily for over 4 years.

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    Originally posted by n3tw0rk5
    I'm cheating big time

    These are 2 HP9000 L class servers running HPUX

    Linux has a bit to go to be as stable as unix.

    I did have a server that i decomissioned a few months ago that had been running happily for over 4 years.
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    so with Centos what is the longest uptime u think i can have ... lol i dont know i can make it for more than a month

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    1-st server:
    2:25pm up 54 days, 15:13, 9 users, load average: 0.52, 0.48, 0.31

    2-nt server:
    14:28:18 up 29 days, 2:29, 6 users, load average: 0.31, 0.12, 0.03

    3-rd server:
    14:26:03 up 5 days, 21 min, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.17, 0.13


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    Originally posted by logo-one
    how do u bring up that full detail...
    I run this software on my server at home. Not something I'd waste time with on a production machine, but it's fun to fool around with at home.

    The machine is basically the cheapest box I could put together at the time I built it (mid 2001) while still buying brandname parts. Debian unstable, of course. The thing doesn't seem to want to upgrade to 2.6 though...
    Last edited by error404; 06-22-2005 at 08:30 AM.

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    Originally posted by logo-one
    so with Centos what is the longest uptime u think i can have ... lol i dont know i can make it for more than a month
    You could make it for 100 years, there is no "longest uptime". If you plan on keeping your machine up to date with the latest kernels then you are not going to have nearly the uptime of some people that have posted above.
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    Why freebsd can have that kind of uptime?
    Why others cant?

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    Thats true if you have a public server then it needs to be kept up to date with new kernels, security patches etc anyway

    And if' you get zombie processes then only a reboot can get rid of them.

    What you need to differentiate between is scheduled and unscheduled, if you box only has a uptime of say 30 days then it's not bad if it was only rebooted to apply updates which customers were advised about.

    But if you uptime is repeatedly low due to power/hardware/os failures then that would be a concern.
    Last edited by n3tw0rk5; 06-22-2005 at 08:49 AM.

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    How about: What is the longest uptime on a PUBLIC box?
    I've nailed 90, but anything beyond that and it begins to become a cespool of script kiddies.

    [With my personal boxes though]
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    This isn't our longest but it is 2 of the servers I was working with today. The others would be pretty long too...

    16:36:39 up 134 days, 23:39, 1 user, load average: 1.58, 1.58, 1.58
    12:31:06 up 74 days, 11:11, 1 user, load average: 2.53, 2.04, 2.18

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    I think my max was 88 days, a little while ago, then a Kernal update.

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    > uptime
    11:01AM up 136 days, 10:48, 0 users, load averages: 0.08, 0.06, 0.01

    FreeBSD
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    > uptime
    4:01PM up 75 days, 11:25, 0 users, load averages: 0.04, 0.04, 0.00

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    Mail Server @ Work
    [[email protected] root]# uptime
    10:57am up 489 days, 15:53, 1 user, load average: 0.06, 0.11, 0.09

    Main (Auth) Server & Webserver @ Work
    Both under 20 days.
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    contratulation from running insecure servers. If I were a customer looking for hosting, I would not go with company that has hundred of days of uptime. It does not impress me. How many kernel upgrades/patches have you skipped?
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    FHDave

    There are other things that can be done to stop exploits -- updating the kernel isn't always required however I would personally recommend it.

    Easier to update the kernel.
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    I'm still pretty new at linux, but I have managed to keep my dedicated server up for a month straight at one point. Then MySQL crashed, and refused to restart, so I ended up rebooting the whole server

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    Linux servers uptime is not that great, due to the number of updates which require reboots, but as for our DNS servers, they run FreeBSD and have not required a reboot in quite a while:

    s63# uptime
    6:03PM up 105 days, 1:53, 1 user, load averages: 0.01, 0.01, 0.00

    Previously we had a free hosting server up for about 180 days before it was decommissioned. I imagine our DNS servers should be up for another 100-200 days before they will require a reboot.

    As long as your outages are not long, reboots aren't usually much of a problem - especially if they are scheduled.
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    Originally posted by FHDave
    contratulation from running insecure servers. If I were a customer looking for hosting, I would not go with company that has hundred of days of uptime. It does not impress me. How many kernel upgrades/patches have you skipped?
    The boxes I posted have no clients on them.

    Production boxes, the kind with clients on, are kept up-to-date and as such, aren't up as long.

    More like around 60 days.
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    Originally posted by FHDave
    contratulation from running insecure servers. If I were a customer looking for hosting, I would not go with company that has hundred of days of uptime. It does not impress me. How many kernel upgrades/patches have you skipped?
    There's no need to be rude, As most people stated - These are home "toy" boxes they are posting their uptimes of not necessarily a box they are hosting on..

    and my toy is:
    13:30:35 up 244 days, 16:07, 1 user, load average: 0.42, 0.38, 0.26

    and thats with fedora core 2

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    Originally posted by FHDave
    contratulation from running insecure servers. If I were a customer looking for hosting, I would not go with company that has hundred of days of uptime. It does not impress me. How many kernel upgrades/patches have you skipped?

    Not everyone here is selling hosting.

    And as HP-David has stated, there are other ways to stop exploits.
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    # uptime
    19:38:37 up 99 days, 20:17, 2 users, load average: 0.21, 0.30, 0.40

    dont get much more than a couple of months on most production servers before they need some form of patch which *requires* a reboot
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    <-- (System: 2.4.26-grsec) -->

    Uptime: 319 days, 1 hour(s) 1:32 minute(s)
    Load Average: 0.62 0.46 0.43
    Date and Time: 06-22-2005 \ 7:20pm




    with the uptime command:

    7:21pm up 319 days, 1:33, 4 users, load average: 1.69, 0.77, 0.53

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    It depends on how people define uptime. If up time means as long as you can reach your server anytime via SSH, then the uptime can be very long. If up time means your website is up and visible to anyone with connection to the internet, that's much harder.

    For my current server, by using the second definition, it's not doing very good as I got DoS'ed earlier this month and various updates/upgrades done to my server earlier last month.

    But using the first definition, I was able to connect to my server via SSH to upgrade etc. then I was running fine for few months without a problem until recent DoS where the server got disconnected.

    So uptime is relative, I guess

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    If you can beat 803 days, speak up (and no, it's not me):

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    With my old company we had NT4/win2000/freebsd servers up for 2-3 years that werent on the internet. Who cares. Are your servers secure and doing their jobs? NOte the secure portion of that. if a freebsd box has 1yr+ uptime and more than 1 local user, its not secure. blah blah blah.

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    Originally posted by nadtz
    With my old company we had NT4/win2000/freebsd servers up for 2-3 years that werent on the internet. Who cares. Are your servers secure and doing their jobs? NOte the secure portion of that. if a freebsd box has 1yr+ uptime and more than 1 local user, its not secure. blah blah blah.
    NT4 without a reboot for how long? If the answer is anywhere near 3 years, I'm sure you're a terrific guy and all but that seems HIGHLY unlikely. Longest time without a boot running NT4 in my experience is about 12 months then the server starts acting funky...

    We've run Windows 2K/2K3 Standard file/print servers for a long time and so far we don't know if the OS can handle longer uptimes- we have to service pack it before the S needed.

    I know WinXP starts to complain after about a week or two.
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    Believe it or not with their reputation, but a Managed.com server:

    9:11AM up 383 days, 16:18, 2 users, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    running FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p5

    This is serving static content, with no users allowed to log onto the machine but me, so the local vulnerabilities don't trouble me.

    Here's the Hyperspin.com reachability report, which shows some Managed.com network outages:

    Status

    Start Time

    End Time

    Duration

    Error

    UP Mar 19 2005 06:50 PM Jun 23 2005 03:06 AM 95day 08hr 16min
    DOWN Mar 19 2005 05:50 PM Mar 19 2005 06:50 PM 01hr 00min cannot connect to port 80
    UP Aug 24 2004 09:50 AM Mar 19 2005 05:50 PM 207day 08hr 00min
    DOWN Aug 24 2004 08:50 AM Aug 24 2004 09:50 AM 01hr 00min cannot connect to port 80
    UP Jun 20 2004 02:50 PM Aug 24 2004 08:50 AM 64day 18hr 00min
    DOWN Jun 20 2004 01:50 PM Jun 20 2004 02:50 PM 01hr 00min cannot connect to port 80
    UP May 03 2004 08:50 PM Jun 20 2004 01:50 PM 47day 17hr 00min

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    06:19:06 up 913 days, 23:11, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.08, 0.02
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    913 days? woah that's impressive
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    Its an old p3 that I use as a test webserver

    pretty good eh?
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    I knew i had a HPUX backup server that had been up a while.

    12:24pm up 981 days, 27 mins, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.03, 0.03.

    Mine are are non public quaratined systems, ie if it aint broke dont fix it as they have to have 100% uptime. (hence no patch updates etc.)

    I've been lucky out of 25 unix servers i've only had 1 hardware failure in 4 years

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