Way OT: How long does your box run for?

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Fri Sep 3 08:32:12 PDT 2004

--On Friday, September 03, 2004 10:55:09 AM -0400 Bill Moran 
<wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
> Most of the servers I manage (which are all intended for 24/7 access)
> see about 3 months between reboots.  That's an average.  Some servers
> are more aggresively updated than others, and are rebooted more often.
> The fun part (for me) is that this is all _scheduled_ downtime.  For
> the potentialtech.com server (for example) has about 3 hours of
> unscheduled downtime since Jan 1.  And that downtime is the result
> of a failed UPS at the colo facility.  It has 0 unscheduled downtime
> due to software issues.
Well, if you're ruling out scheduled downtime, I have a box that's never 
been down since it was purchased four years ago.  :-)

'Course it started out as a RH 7.2 box, and now it's a FreeBSD 4.9 box, but 
it's never had a single minute of unscheduled downtime. :-)

Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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