FreeBSD servers uptime Poll

FreeBSD is known to be a very reliable and rock-solid server operating system; You only need to check for systems with the longest uptime, and you’ll notice that in today’s top there are 7 servers running FreeBSD out of the top 10 (stats correct 21/07/08).

Just out of interest, if you run a FreeBSD server, how long has your server been running without reboot? If you have more than 1 servers, let’s know about the server with the longest uptime.

When was your FreeBSD server rebooted last?

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  1. says

    I hesitate to admit this, because what it usually really means is that you have a system in dire need of security patches. :/ But, there’s this:

    $ uptime
    8:37AM up 1605 days, 18:30, 1 user, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    $ ls -l /var/run/dmesg.boot
    -rw-r–r– 1 root wheel 8781 Feb 27 2004 /var/run/dmesg.boot

  2. Frank says


    1:34PM up 1839 days, 6:56, 1 user, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    3:07PM up 1180 days, 2:14, 1 user, load averages: 0.04, 0.03, 0.00


  3. Christopher Hylarides says

    At a company I used to work at, we had a site that had a rack of freebsd 4.4 servers (that were only decommissioned late last year!) . They had an uptime of well over 1400 days. The only that didn’t had a hardware failure (the infamous dell 1650 ATI chip problem).

  4. Hussain Ali says

    Several running 4.7, heres the uptime of one:

    backup01# uptime
    4:14PM up 1576 days, 1:24, 1 user, load averages: 1.31, 1.02, 1.04
    backup01# uname -r
    backup01# ls -al /var/run/dmesg.boot
    -rw-r–r– 1 root wheel 5064 Apr 8 2004 /var/run/dmesg.boot
    backup01# grep CPU /var/run/dmesg.boot
    CPU: Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron (1125.77-MHz 686-class CPU)
    SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!

    To be replaced this year with 7.1 :(

  5. Mike says

    FreeBSD sip1.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 5.5-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE #1: Tue May 30 10:49:49 CEST 2006 mike@sip1.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/SIP1 i386
    3:38PM up 1264 days, 1:42, 1 user, load averages: 0.05, 0.14, 0.19

    Indeed this machine was pretty busy all this years.
    Processed over 27 terabytes of traffic for all this time
    ipfw show
    …. skip …
    65535 33437342356 27054437965501 allow ip from any to any

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