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Linux Server With 4-Year Uptime

I don’t mean to show off but this is the fact, I stumbled upon a Linux server with 4-year uptime :)

Is it Linux? Prove to me it’s 4 years.

[root@pop2b root]# uname -a; date; uptime
Linux pop2b.[deleted] 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Wed Jul 15 00:56:47 MYT 2009
 12:56am  up 1510 days, 38 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
[root@pop2b root]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 8.0 (Psyche)

Hayya, are you sure?

[root@pop2b root]# ps aux | grep init
root         1  0.0  0.0  1336  440 ?        S     2005   0:03 init

What hardware is it running on?

[root@pop2b root]# dmidecode | grep -i product
                Product: ProLiant BL20p G2

Nahh, you just wrote some exotic number, don’t ya?

Linux Server With 4-Year Uptime

Linux Server With 4-Year Uptime

See, I tell ya the truth! This Linux server has an uptime of 1510 days (more than 4 years). It’s simply a classic, up and running since year 2005 – phew, I was still working with Magnifix when this server was booting up.

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  1. Matt Simmons | July 15, 2009 at 1:13 am | Permalink
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    I’m going to take it as read that all of the patches have been applied, excepting, of course, the kernel upgrades…

    Congrats :-)

    I don’t have a single physical location that’s 4 years old, so I really can’t compete.

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  2. jahor | July 15, 2009 at 6:37 am | Permalink
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    for me it is a shame to have such big uptime here too

    # uptime
    00:33:37 up 1303 days, 9:45, 1 user, load average: 0.59, 0.89, 1.25

    having such big uptime means that there could be issues after reboot. kernel is not updated for very long time, etc.

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  3. piju | July 15, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink
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    4years ? kalau budak, dah boleh bangun berlari dah.
    tp apakan daya. mesin tetap mesin

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  4. duarnt | July 17, 2009 at 5:49 am | Permalink
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    New age wonder. … haha…reboot sepam pls pls pls!

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  5. xanda | July 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Permalink
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    w00t.. RH 8.. share sket bang

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  6. Wan Mae | July 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Permalink
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    server tu dalam LAN ke , kalau public server aku dah sign lepas tangung jawab dah

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  7. piju | July 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Permalink
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    cuba ko reboot la sekali. kesian dia

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  8. Wan Mae | July 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Permalink
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    u suruh reboot nantikan tak nak boot balik camna hahahaha

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  9. piju | July 18, 2009 at 1:15 am | Permalink
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    mesti boleh boot.
    jgn risau. hehe

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  10. Wan Mae | July 18, 2009 at 1:29 am | Permalink
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    linux takpe kot, tapi solaris jgn dibuat, pasal aku pernah test, update update update sampai 3 bulan aku reboot, terus jahanam , pakai minicom pun boot half way terus hang. terpaksa pangil vendor engineer, dari 10 pg – 6 ptg tak leh settle gak, last last dia reinstall system, aku pun boleh buat kalau camtu, aku ni nak belajar nak tengok camna dia settle problem tu, hanpeh , aku pun buat buat la gaduh dgn engineer tu , kesnye pasal dia install startoffice marah la aku “who going to use that fucking staroffice from that server” hehehe sesaja tunjuk naik angin

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  11. duarnt | July 18, 2009 at 3:33 am | Permalink
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    Hp mesti bangga tak hengat kalau nampak posting ni. :p

    http://www.b2net.co.uk/hp/hp_proliant_bl20p_g2_blade_server.htm

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  12. Irwan | July 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Permalink
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    Matt Simmons: Thanks! I don’t think this server has been patched – I believe it’s likely a setup & forget project, but a 4-year uptime is quite amazing. I was happened to be the new System Admin for this server :D

    jahor: No, it’s not a shame – to me, it’s an achievement. But you’re true, we’ll never know the server can boot up again if I instruct it to be rebooted, especially looking at the condition of the old hardware.

    duarnt: haha, tough jugak Proliant blade lama ni. Yang model baru nampak macam kurang reliable pulak.

    xanda: nak share apanya? nak iso RHL 8 ke :p

    Piju: aku bukannya boleh suka-suka nak reboot server, kena ada justification + risk assessment. Dah la tak tau sapa person-in-charge utk application dia.

    Wan Mae: memang sengal la install office application kat server, merepek apa buat tambah load je. Anyway, aku pun tak tau camne architecture system ni, tau-tau aku kena jadi pak sanggup system admin utk server ni. Sekarang tengah menggagau cari documentation yg macam tak wujud lagi.

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