Andy Holyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > The other day I was explaining something to my boss (a suit), and I > mentioned that a FreeBSD box would easily run for a year or more. "Oh", > he said, "and then you've got to reboot it?". I explained that > generally some upgrade comes along that reqwuires a reboot, but I > realized that I don't know how long a box would stay up in the maximum. > So, come on, this should be fun, what's the biggest uptime you've ever > had for a BSD box?
Aside from various uptime projects like the ones David commented on, it's generally not practical to go for long uptimes, for exactly the reasons you describe. In practice: My desktop generally maxes out at about 30 days uptime. Something comes up about once a month that causes me to reboot it. Sometimes it's as simple as a few days off from work, and I turn the computer off. 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. -- Bill Moran Potential Technologies http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"