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7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 31, 2013, 09:50 Ant
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 31, 2013, 03:45:
Now what would be even more impressive would be if it had Quake server running non-stop for 16 years.
I wonder what is the longest uptime for a game server.
 
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6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 31, 2013, 06:12 Dev
 
2nd_floor wrote on Mar 30, 2013, 22:57:
Haha, awesome, I love it!! What have they possibly been using it for all of these years though? In half of the physical space it takes up you could fit 50 times as powerful a server probably. Funny to keep it around and functional. What are 5.25 inch hdds?
I dug into the comments and stuff when I RTFA.

Nothing. It wasn't being used when he started the job, so he kept it up to increase the uptime number (complaints about the hdd bearing noise means that he finally shut it down). There's stuff in comments other servers with longer uptime actually being used for things. Like a 386 being used to monitor an alarm phone line.

BTW 5.25" full height drives were something like 20 megs.

Also in the comments was this great link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ5MA685ApE
(make sure you turn on CC with english). They had a 6 year uptime and didn't want to lose uptime OR availability of the webserver. So they hard hacked the redundant power supply, added a 3g card to maintain online availability of the web server, and took it on public transportation to move it about 4 miles.
 
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5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 31, 2013, 03:45 Fantaz
 
Now what would be even more impressive would be if it had Quake server running non-stop for 16 years.  
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4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 31, 2013, 02:11 Ant
 
My longest uptime was about 227 days on my Red Hat Linux 7.x desktop machine that didn't get any updates. I think it crashed to force a reboot.  
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3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 30, 2013, 22:57 2nd_floor
 

Haha, awesome, I love it!! What have they possibly been using it for all of these years though? In half of the physical space it takes up you could fit 50 times as powerful a server probably. Funny to keep it around and functional. What are 5.25 inch hdds?

My longest uptime is 15 days, Redhat Linux in 1997, 1998. And guess what, Epic's Unreal Tournament for Linux crashed it, haha.
 
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2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 30, 2013, 19:10 Beelzebud
 
16 years uptime is pretty amazing. It would have been very hard for me to shut that down.  
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1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 30, 2013, 18:08 Cutter
 
Uh phrasing.
 
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