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How long has your machine been up and running.

     
10:57 am on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My previous restart was 9 days 08:45:31 ago... and it's time to restart! Do I need to add that I'm working on a Windows machine.

What's your "duration"?

10:59 am on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How do you check on a windows machine?
11:40 am on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Check Control Panel > Network Connections. There should be a little connection icon in your status bar (bottom right shortcuts usually).
1:13 pm on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a Windows 2003 Server here that has been up for 87 days and a Linux Server that has been up 227 days.
9:33 pm on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I had a little linux laptop that ran in my closet, closed, with an uptime of well over 14 months once (really nothing in the unix server world). It only reset when I called my friend while out of town one day to ask him to reboot my laptop, meaning, my work laptop (to get VNC running again) - he somehow interpreted that as my unix laptop in my freaking closet, how I will never quite know... and unfortunately knew enough to do a shutdown -r now.
ahwell.
11:27 pm on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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10 days is fairly typical for running my msw laptop between required reboots.

i have heard of linux servers running for years - including one that was accidently enclosed in a former closet by construction and discovered much later during a subsequent demolition.

11:44 pm on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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W2K Server: 13 days (has been up to 180 days)

What is a good amount of time between restarts?

5:53 am on June 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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my workstation running Windows NT4 Enterprise SP6a routinely runs 6 months before something *external* happens that requires a shutdown, such as running out of power on the ups because of a power outage or moving residences. The O/S was installed in 1999 and been through 3 sets of scsi drives without a reinstall due to the magic of hardware raid.

my old server, built in 1994, and deployed in 2000, running Windows 2000 Advanced Server had a record uptime of 505 days as verified by Netcraft. The reason for the restart was a licensed electrican unplugging the wrong cord while moving some other equipment around :(

grandpa finally died in 2006 due to a power supply failure.

total downtime in 6 years has been about 30 minutes including planned upgrades.

1:57 pm on June 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Desktop machine in the office... Vista up for 3 Days and 12 hours...

one of the servers on Linux:

d1:~ # uptime
4:40pm up 236 days 7:23, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.07, 0.08

=> and that under constant traffic!

6:30 pm on June 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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458 days, 422 days

- Uptime stat's for 2 of my FreeBSD boxes serving hundreds of thousands of pageviews a day!

2:20 am on June 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I turn off my machine every day when I'm not using it. Helps out with the old planet thing... so about 2 hours uptime at the moment.
4:12 am on June 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yeah I try to leave mine alone as much as possible, though you do have those occasions that you need to fix or do something for it or to it. Its an old server and I plan on upgrading it soon. For the most part I've been lucky to have something stable this long (knock on wood). :)
5:10 am on June 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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About 3 days at the moment, running WinMe on a Dell Dimension L733r. (I know, it's cr*p, but it works and I can't afford a new computer.)

I usually have to reboot at least every 3 days. Sometimes a lot more often, if I'm using intensive programs that grab everything - usually mapping programs with very large image files. And the power usually cuts out every few days anyway (very rural here).

Man, I'd change the box over to Linux if it would run my most important programs (the GIS/mapping stuff), but they won't work with it.