Wednesday, June 7, 2006

more with system uptime

Underlying Technology.

There is no underlying technology of having your own uptime.

So what is server uptime?

Accdg. to wikipedia definitions:

"Uptime is a measure of the time a computer system has been "up" and running. It came into use to describe the opposite of downtime, times when a system was non-operational. The uptime and reliability of computer and communications facilities is sometimes measured in nines. "Five nines" means 99.999% reliability, which translates to a total downtime of no longer than five minutes per year.

It is often used as a measure of computer operating system reliability and stability, in that this time represents the time a computer can be left unattended without crashing, or needing to be rebooted for administrative or maintenance purposes. Long uptime can also indicate negligence as many critical updates require reboot.

The uptime(1) command on Unix systems will show the current time, the uptime, the number of users, and load averages, from the last 1, 5, and 15 minute intervals"

Basically, its a counter of a system not being down from service availability.

So how can I get my own uptime? Is it free? Shareware?

It's free, its already there, just turn on your system.

Show me please.

Easy, even newbies, noobs can easily know his system or server uptime. If you are using Window$ XP, it doesnt matter if its genuine or not, nor internet-connected or not, as long as you have remote or physical admin access on it. You simply launch the infamous DOS command prompt and issue:

C:\systeminfo find "Up Time"

This command will seize all vital hardware details including OS components version and updates. But since it includes parsing 'find' command, it will just show you your XP uptime.

How to launch DOS. Click Start, Run, and type "cmd" and hit OK!

With Linux, simply issue, root or normal user:


What else?

There are lots of site offering free uptime monitoring service. Netcraft is one famous among them. You can see netcraft uptime server here

State your point!

Oh sorry, let' see.

My current uptime is 266 days under FC and 1 day with window$ XP, see screenshot.
Last year was like 345 days, restarted by epileptic UPS arg!

Based from uptime netcraft, current longest uptime is 1461 days running under BSD OS and 50th highest uptime is 768 days as of today, 11AM GMT.

Further reading: Google defines it here

Life: uptime is alive but doesnt breath!
More: graph it using MRTG

not to much to create and append, ..

maintenance are on automatic mode,
now more on monitoring and see how it looks, ..
browse the net, home sweet home is coming soon!


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