[BLUG] Uptime wars
sblaydes at sbce.org
Tue Mar 3 16:24:21 EST 2009
Mark Krenz wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 03:42:11PM GMT, Steven Black [blacks at indiana.edu] said the following:
>> blacks at bell:~$ uptime
>> 10:33am up 1088 days 12:52, 7 users, load average: 0.22, 0.34, 0.31
> Wow, that's only a week away from 3 years. I guess you win. There are
> some people online who report uptimes of 4-6 years though.
I never have a UPS that lasts that long. Once had a FreeBSD 2.2.7 box
that we used for monitoring the other servers and network. The box had
just a few days over a year of uptime when it had to move due to some
electrical work being done. We put it on the dolly and unplugged the
UPS from the wall, but half way across the room the UPS died, and so did
our uptime. The really ironic part is that this machine was built out
of scrap parts that we had laying around, but was more stable than the
"server quality" hardware we had.
I hate UPSes.
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