[Total OT] Trying to improve some numbers ...s

lars lars at gmx.at
Thu Feb 16 13:16:23 PST 2006

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Wait, I think we are talking about two different things ... I'm not 
> looking at 'how long its been up', I'm looking at % of time its been up 
> ... rebooting a server once a month to upgrade it, even if its down for 
> 5min, is about 99.989% uptime, which is a good number, but the OS is 
> still up to date ...
> The 'metric' one should be looking at is how *much* the server is up, 
> not how *long* ...
Ok, I see what you're getting at.
"Uptime since first start-up ever", right?

IMHO this should be changed from
uptime in days|hours|minutes|seconds to
availability in percent.

And here "availability" is defined as
being able to send it's status to some recipient.

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