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

lars lars at gmx.at
Thu Feb 16 13:49:59 PST 2006

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, lars wrote:
>> 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.
> http://www.mreriksson.net/uptimes/viewhost/?1465 :
> Availability:       99.853%
Best Uptime:  		52d 15h 1min
Total Uptime: 		74d 10h 39min
Average Uptime: 	37d 5h 19min
Total Downtime: 	2h 37min

Availability:       	99.853%

So we're back at availability :-)

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