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uptime contest !

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:52 pm
by hamei
Put a vpn card in the router (shhh, don't tell anyone), had to turn it off to open the box :(

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rooster uptime is 49 weeks, 5 days, 1 hour, 27 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 12:55:41 Beijing Mon Feb 11 2013

No cheating !

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:06 am
by mia
what box is this?

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:43 am
by hamei
mia wrote:what box is this?

Elderly MIPS-powered Cisco router (it's doing some other stuff too).

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:48 am
by jwp

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$ uname -a
Linux ux004 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ uptime
 21:33:10 up 84 days,  5:38,  8 users,  load average: 0.27, 0.32, 0.34

It's not very long, but it's not bad for a laptop used every day. The last time it went down was when I forgot to plug the power cable back in. :)

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:56 am
by jwp

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$ alias uptime='uptime|sed -e "s/ days/000 days/"'
$ uptime
 21:53:01 up 84000 days,  5:58,  7 users,  load average: 0.06, 0.18, 0.29

8-)

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:21 am
by duck

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knightrider% date && uptime
Sat Jan 25 17:19:51 EET 2014
 5:19PM  up 507 days, 21:10, 5 users, load averages: 0.15, 0.35, 0.38


No UPS. Knightrider is my AlphaPC164 (500MHz ev5.6) running NetBSD 5.1 and operates as my irc, http, mail and misc server.

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:37 am
by ClassicHasClass
jwp wrote:

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$ alias uptime='uptime|sed -e "s/ days/000 days/"'
$ uptime
 21:53:01 up 84000 days,  5:58,  7 users,  load average: 0.06, 0.18, 0.29

8-)


Uh huh.

The last power outage here was 63 days ago, so everything has an uptime of that long.

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:08 pm
by smj
These are silly, but... Unlike duck, this was on a UPS along with the WiFi AP, and all it did was control the lights via X10. Soekris net4501, 486-class Geode CPU @ 133MHz.

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FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE (GENERIC) #0: Mon Jul 19 02:55:53 UTC 2010
soekris# w
 4:53PM  up 958 days,  9:08, 1 user, load averages: 0.11, 0.03, 0.01
USER             TTY      FROM              LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
root             pts/0    10.10.10.41       4:53PM     - w (uptime)
soekris# date
Tue Oct  1 16:53:30 PDT 2013

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:44 pm
by jpstewart
duck wrote:

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knightrider% date && uptime
Sat Jan 25 17:19:51 EET 2014
 5:19PM  up 507 days, 21:10, 5 users, load averages: 0.15, 0.35, 0.38


No UPS.

I want your power company! That's really impressive.

I'm hard pressed to get uptimes like that with a UPS. I've got 20 minutes of battery power but around here the power tends to go out for less than a minute or for several hours. There's no middle ground. The brief power flickers happen too often for my tastes. The major outages happen every year or two, it seems. The last one (over 4 hours) was just 34 days ago. Although at that time, people in nearby cities were in the dark for the better part of a week thanks to an ice storm. So I got off lucky.

I did once have a trio of Dell PowerEdge 1750 servers running Linux all make it (just) past 800 days of uptime before the power went out for several hours. That was my best uptime but can't compare to anything I've seen a long while. And almost always due to power outages.

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:09 am
by duck
jpstewart wrote:I want your power company! That's really impressive.

I'm hard pressed to get uptimes like that with a UPS. I've got 20 minutes of battery power but around here the power tends to go out for less than a minute or for several hours. There's no middle ground. The brief power flickers happen too often for my tastes. The major outages happen every year or two, it seems. The last one (over 4 hours) was just 34 days ago. Although at that time, people in nearby cities were in the dark for the better part of a week thanks to an ice storm. So I got off lucky.

I did once have a trio of Dell PowerEdge 1750 servers running Linux all make it (just) past 800 days of uptime before the power went out for several hours. That was my best uptime but can't compare to anything I've seen a long while. And almost always due to power outages.


Yep, I'm really amazed at their performance these last few years. Mild winters helped no doubt. Admittedly the server rack now has a PDU which smooths things over a bit, the alpha used to be really sensitive to microfluctuations but as you see it's doing great now.

I've been meaning to get a UPS but the closet half-rack is full and well.. why? :-)

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:48 pm
by ibara
Back in the day, my iBook G3 had an uptime of over a year.
I wish I had taken a screenshot of that...

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:43 am
by hamei
ibara wrote:I wish I had taken a screenshot of that...

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:P

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:52 pm
by vishnu
Ha ha hamei good one! :lol:

The Sun on my desk at work, the IT guys powercycle it regularly for nefarious reasons they never divulge so it's never up for long:

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:05 pm
by ClassicHasClass
mens526? Sounds like a total sausage fest.

Re: uptime contest !

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:25 am
by jwp
ClassicHasClass wrote:mens526? Sounds like a total sausage fest.

Hey vishnu, I ssh'd into your Sun machine, and it's pretty cool. When I logged in, though, the motd was....

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