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    longest uptime you have seen?

    Well i got this from a other forum, well mind you the longest system i have ever come across is roughly 500 days... This really suprised me


    http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2939/uptimear9.jpg

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    That's pretty incredible, I can't even rival 500 from what I've seen

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    500 days? What's the server's IP address?

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    There used to be a site dedicated to collecting uptime from people's PCs/servers etc... It was called the uptime project (top result from Google search). The Wikipedia article on "Uptime" has the longest uptime at over 6 years (citing Uptime Project).

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    Some guy on IRC alleged he had a shell that'd been up for 700 days. He backed it up with multiple screenshots and photos, but IRC's never a reliable source of information

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    Well, i've had a maximum of 45 days
    coz we reboot every 45 days

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    Am I the only person that tried clicking the X on the screenshot rather than the one on my browser?
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    anyone can photoshop duh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plantain View Post
    Some guy on IRC alleged he had a shell that'd been up for 700 days. He backed it up with multiple screenshots and photos, but IRC's never a reliable source of information
    Why not? We've had Sun boxes that were up and running for 2+ years....

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  11. linux can run for years, but makes you wonder, shouldn't you patch your kernel some time
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    Had a FreeBSD box up for nearly 500 days but then bash got stuck in a loop of some sort and cored the box. Poor box is back at 52 now ;(

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    We have a server with an uptime of 715 days and another dedicated with an uptime of 784 days.

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    We had a Novell 3.1 server with just over 1,200 days. But, it was not meant to last.
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    3:04pm up 732 day(s), 48 min(s), 2 users, load average: 0.02, 0.01, 0.01

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    Cisco 1721 up 1 year 8 months and 3 days.

    Its a router so it doesn't really count ;-)
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    I maintained a site that ran old Sun equipment and there were 2 Ultra 2 servers they had that each had over 1500 days up. They were on private networks so no need for constant security updates, they were just serving one single application. I have seen quite a few HPUX and AIX boxes over 700+ days in the past.

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    When I worked for a retail store, our main server in the receiving area had a 3+ year uptime. I left about 5 years ago.. curious how long it did stay up.
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    500 days is pretty good, but im sure people can run linux for years as mentioned above so???

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    I've got a windows box thats been up for 299 days.

    Quite feeble compared to some of your uptimes but still pretty good for windows

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    500 days is pretty good, but im sure people can run linux for years as mentioned above so???
    So, that is supposition on your part. It differs from reality.

    When we've had these threads before I like to point people to:

    http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

    it is a chart of the top 50 alltime uptimes measured by netcraft, using data points spanning years of observations

    look carefully,

    Windows is the os in 7 out of 50 entries
    FreeBSD is the os in 8 out of 50 entries

    LINUX IS NOT ON THE LIST, 0 out of 50 entries
    not one of the top 50 uptime boxes runs LINUX.

    But, windows currently occupies positions #2(1711 days) and #4(1618 days)

    The position #50 is 1228 days, so they have never seen a LINUX box in their survey which has been up more than 1227 days, otherwise it would be on the list.



    max uptime on windows 2000/iis5 @ 593 days:

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    the interruption in service on day 594 was due to the electrician unplugging the wrong cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilco105 View Post
    Am I the only person that tried clicking the X on the screenshot rather than the one on my browser?
    Since I don't use Vista... no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilco105 View Post
    Am I the only person that tried clicking the X on the screenshot rather than the one on my browser?
    Haha... Yes, you are not alone, I did that at first as well...


    Anyway, I restart most of our servers every 30-45 days or so... I usually do it after I go do several upgrades at the end of each month.
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    i was really suprised when i saw it...

    yes, you can click the x on the image to close your browser page

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    We had a linux server at the ISP...had about 898 days uptime...the server didn't do anything critical other than sit there really. We were point the server out to one of the management staff and when he pointed to the server to see if that was the one, he hit the power button :x

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    yea but if i was on that kind of server for hosting... i would move... it just shows the SA doesnt car about upgrading or patching security holes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerTell-Michal View Post
    yea but if i was on that kind of server for hosting... i would move... it just shows the SA doesnt car about upgrading or patching security holes...
    When you use a monolithic custom patched 2.4.x kernel on Linux, there is little need to reboot to update software. Our two 700+ day uptime servers handle about 250,000 emails per day, handle 300-500 GB of transfers monthly, etc... and run just fine.

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    Those uptime stats on a windows server is just scary, I think the most we have gone is about 4 months without having to reboot due to a security patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCrowley View Post
    When you use a monolithic custom patched 2.4.x kernel on Linux, there is little need to reboot to update software. Our two 700+ day uptime servers handle about 250,000 emails per day, handle 300-500 GB of transfers monthly, etc... and run just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfish View Post
    Those uptime stats on a windows server is just scary, I think the most we have gone is about 4 months without having to reboot due to a security patch.

    lol, in your dreams... this isnt a windows box lol, it's a unix system m8.

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    I'm lucky If I can keep my WinXP Pro computer up for 3 months straight. I usually have to reboot once a month.
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    My fiance's kept her windows xp machine up for over 16 weeks so far.
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    grid9.quadspeedi.net had been up over 815 days at one point.

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    I read an article a while back about OpenVMS. Apparently Irish Rail had an OpenVMS system running for 18 years without a restart. I emailed the HP guy in the interview, and it turned out that the only reason they had restarted the system was because they needed to do Y2K testing...

    Here's the article, but it's in Swedish:
    http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.125015

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    Now that is just hard to believe. 18 years of uptime
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    18 years I can't believe it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidFire View Post
    Now that is just hard to believe. 18 years of uptime
    Well, either that or he's misinformed.

    However, there is a reason a lot of financial institutions, exchanges and banks use OpenVMS. It IS extremely stable. They also tend to run on some serious hardware that can handle the test of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumsauce View Post
    http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

    it is a chart of the top 50 alltime uptimes measured by netcraft, using data points spanning years of observations

    look carefully,

    Windows is the os in 7 out of 50 entries
    FreeBSD is the os in 8 out of 50 entries

    LINUX IS NOT ON THE LIST, 0 out of 50 entries
    not one of the top 50 uptime boxes runs LINUX.

    But, windows currently occupies positions #2(1711 days) and #4(1618 days)

    The position #50 is 1228 days, so they have never seen a LINUX box in their survey which has been up more than 1227 days, otherwise it would be on the list.
    Read the FAQ on that site:

    Why do you not report uptimes for Linux 2.6 or FreeBSD 6 ?

    We only report uptimes for systems where the operating system's timer runs at 100Hz or less. Because the TCP code only uses the low 32 bits of the timer, if the timer runs at say 1000Hz, the value wraps around every 49.7 days (whereas at 100Hz it wraps after 497 days). As there are large numbers of systems which have a higher uptime than this, it is not possible to report accurate uptimes for these systems.
    The Linux kernel switched to a higher internal timer rate at kernel version 2.5.26. Linux 2.4 used a rate of 100Hz. Linux 2.6 used a timer at 1000Hz (some architectures were using 1000Hz before this), until the default was changed back to 250Hz in May 2006. (An explanation of the HZ setting in Linux.)
    FreeBSD versions 4 and 5 used a 100Hz timer, but FreeBSD 6 has moved to a customisable timer with a default setting of 1000Hz.
    So unfortunately this means that we cannot give reliable uptime figures for many Linux and FreeBSD servers.

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    Read the FAQ on that site:
    Fine.

    Then let's do it another way.

    Who on WHT can state as a gentleman that they have first hand knowledge of a Linux system achieving an uninterrupted uptime of greater than or equal to 1228 days?
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