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Old 10-13-2003, 01:35 PM   #16
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When I had an old box for a router, I think it reached about 90 days once before I shut it down to visit family for Xmas. My main box usually gets around 30 days before I mess with hardware or decide to tweak the kernel. Right this moment it has almost 24 days. I run Folding@Home to put the astronomical number of otherwise wasted CPU cycles to good use.
Old 10-13-2003, 01:42 PM   #17
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Re: That's neat

Originally posted by dalek
Close enough though. You had your hands on it.

Now my question is how many days? That is a while there. Is it running OK? Any bad stuff going on? Bet that CPU wasn't cheap. Whew.

That is cool. Really

That's like 300 days or so. Official uptime please.
Heh the cost wasn't that bad actually, I can't find MY invoice for it but theirs is only $4150.00 for hardware. That includes everything inside the case.
It seems to be running fine, the HDD's and power supply are changed yearly and the case is disassembled and cleaned each year at christmas-time.
Notes say it was fired up 12/27/02 at 5:30pm EST, so uptime is 289 days 22 hours as of 10/13/03 @ 2:30 pm EST (I think )
Old 10-13-2003, 01:46 PM   #18
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Originally posted by ezra143

Oh yeah, and my windows box, usually about fifteent minutes before a BSOD. but i have seen it go as long as twenty.
I get an average of 3 months uptime on NT4 boxes and 6-8 months on Win2000 with a tweaked/bastardized core. If configured right the NT kernel isn't that bad until you touch the keyboard and mouse
Old 10-13-2003, 01:52 PM   #19
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yeah, i take my laptop home every weekend so. ntohing more than 5 days lol, plus the fan is too loud when i sleep so i turn it off every nite.

so longest 5 days
Old 10-13-2003, 01:56 PM   #20
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Originally posted by h1tman
yeah, i take my laptop home every weekend so. ntohing more than 5 days lol, plus the fan is too loud when i sleep so i turn it off every nite.

so longest 5 days
I'm the opposite, I need my fans running in the background or I can't sleep at all..
Old 10-13-2003, 03:49 PM   #21
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I have four Thermaltake and one power supply fan. It sits about 4 feet from my bed.

Oh, it runs pretty cool. Thank goodness for those temp sensors.

Speaking of, 70F in room, 78.8F inside box and 93F for the CPU. CPU cooler seems to work.

Think I'll cut a hole in the side and add another one, maybe two. What you think?

Keep those uptimes coming.

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As of Monday 13th October:
10:45pm up 33 days, 32 min

Thats a AMD K6-2 500Mhz, cheap motherboard, 128MB RAM, 30GB Maxtor HDD, 200w Powersupply

Runs RH8.0 with apache, mysql, squid, dansguardian, postfix with mailscanner, samba (for printing ). My jack of all trades server.

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6:44pm up 254 days, 4:25, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

so far so good for my fileserver
Old 10-13-2003, 06:02 PM   #24
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about 3-4 weeks, althought the machine has been taken down due to processor failure
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A site hosted on Windows 2000 has, for the first time, appeared in Netcraft's 50 sites with the longest uptime - the longest period of time since the last reboot.

Netcraft, which issued the finding as part of its January Web Server Survey, said had been running continuously since November 2000.

See the storyHERE .
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I tried running an apache webserver on a Win XP machine with 1.5 Ghz Pentium 4 & 700 and some megs of ram. At first, I only had to restart it once everyday. After a while (read: 2 days) I only had to restart it two times a day. After a while, (read: 1 day) the machine constantly died. Just died.

I moved to linux, on a pentium II 200Mhz & 128 megs ram, running as my router, web, ftp, dns, dhcp, and other servers, and as of today, its been up 43 days. I think i'm gonna stay with linux.

And I hope I never get a power outage, because I don't think its exactly possible to insert a UPS without shutting the machine down.
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IIRC, several OS's including Linux will reset the uptime back to 0 after something like 497 days. There's a FAQ on the netcraft site about it. I usually upgrade my distro with about every other release, so I've never tested that, but in theory you should never see a linux box with uptime of >500 days. Explains why the netcraft top 50 don't have anything running linux, but you do see Windows machines on there.

Actually on that note, how the hell would you have a Windows machine with uptime like that? How could you get around having to reboot every time you install a patch?
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On the machine I leave running all the time:

lyle@europa:~$ uptime
21:48:10 up 77 days, 1:18, 1 user, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

It's a 486 running Slackware 9.0. The longest it's run is about 300 days; I had to shut it down because I was going out of town.

Once I got home again it wouldn't boot properly. I had changed something, and of course totally forgot what it was and how to go about fixing it because I changed it months ago. If it would have been a production machine I probably would have had a very angry boss hovering over me for about an hour while I figured out what was wrong. Had I rebooted when I made the change, I could have fixed it in two minutes.

Old 10-13-2003, 10:28 PM   #29
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I am a newbie, just look at my uptime.. but I sometimes turn of my computer.. just to let it cool down for a while..

05:24:58 up 4:34, 2 users, load average: 0.04, 0.06, 0.05
05:27:45 up 4:37, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.04, 0.04
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Originally posted by trickykid
I'm the opposite, I need my fans running in the background or I can't sleep at all..
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm in the same way as well... love the sound of "zummmmmmmmmmm...." in the room... and the thought I can have: "my windows box never did something like this" As I never used this box as a server, my greatest uptime was 4 days (had to reboot it to show a friend some stuff under Windoze) I'm hoping to have it on now for a long time (but not so long as heats too much - Have to turn it off...)


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