What's got the longest uptime in your network?

vinbuckvinbuck Member Posts: 785 ■■■■□□□□□□
So I had to work on a router in our core the other day and I noticed as I was testing failover capabilities, that the uptime on it was over 3 years! In the tech world you're doing good to make it a year without rebooting let alone several.

So what's your longest running uptime and what piece of gear is it on?

So far (and i'm still checking) mine is on a Cisco 7606 router
 uptime is 3 years, 11 weeks, 1 day, 20 hours, 14 minutes
Cisco was my first networking love, but my "other" router is a Mikrotik...
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  • lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I have some CentOS Linux servers running with 1500+ days (over 4 years) of uptime. They basically haven't been rebooted since installation.

    But it now it's time to patch them so they will all go back to zero :-/
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  • KrunchiKrunchi Member Posts: 237
    lordy wrote: »
    I have some CentOS Linux servers running with 1500+ days (over 4 years) of uptime. They basically haven't been rebooted since installation.

    But it now it's time to patch them so they will all go back to zero :-/

    So that means when you patch you have to do a fresh OS install. icon_twisted.gif
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  • lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Krunchi wrote: »
    So that means when you patch you have to do a fresh OS install. icon_twisted.gif

    Run "yum update" then reboot. That's about it.
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  • dead_p00ldead_p00l Member Posts: 136
    -cpsc01 uptime is 4 years, 37 weeks, 1 day, 10 hours, 45 minutes

    This is the longest uptime I know of right off hand in my network.
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  • GAngelGAngel Member Posts: 708 ■■■■□□□□□□
    A few solaris boxe's that look like they've been up since the beginning of time.
  • KelkinKelkin Member Posts: 261 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I work for a managed service provider and one of our clients have a pair of cisco 6509s that just hit the 7 year mark.
  • buzzkillbuzzkill Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    ColbyG wrote: »
    Best I've seen:

    uptime.jpg

    Impressive. If I saw that I would feel a very powerful urge to do a reload.
  • MstavridisMstavridis Member Posts: 107
    We had an hms server that was up for 72,181 hours, never was turned off even after we moved on to new servers, can we say YAY for HIPAA?
  • themagiconethemagicone Member Posts: 674
    Not sure on the uptime but I recently found a Win 2000 server running hidden in a rack that has been replaced by at least 3 servers since then. Just got buried and never turned off for probably 6+ years.
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  • ColbyGColbyG Member Posts: 1,264
    buzzkill wrote: »
    Impressive. If I saw that I would feel a very powerful urge to do a reload.

    It was getting pulled out of production actually. The guy who did it felt bad.
  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Member Posts: 941 ■■■■■■■□□□
    The longest uptime I have personally seen was on a Linksys-grade WAP in a small branch office - it was something like ~5 years
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  • VAHokie56VAHokie56 Member Posts: 783
    buzzkill wrote: »
    Impressive. If I saw that I would feel a very powerful urge to do a reload.

    and pray to god it comes back....

    I think we had some old cat 5k series switch that had been up around 4 years maybe longer at one sight...most likely one reboot away from death. Most of our gear in the data centers are subject to planned power outages and we power them down ahead of time. So they don't rack up high numbers often.
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  • apr911apr911 Member Posts: 380 ■■■■□□□□□□
    We have a couple switches here at work that have uptime of 10-11 years.
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  • Forsaken_GAForsaken_GA Member Posts: 4,024
    Sadly, we have no extremely long uptime boxes... at least not anything I have access to. We like to play on the bleeding edge as far as technology goes, so every night, we're upgrading something to new code. Consequently, we spend an awful lot of time on the phone with vendors....
  • qman28qman28 Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sweet 16 this week!

    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 3000 Software (IGS-J-L), Version 11.1(icon_cool.gif, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 05-Dec-96 11:41 by tamb
    Image text-base: 0x03038820, data-base: 0x00001000


    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 5.2(8a), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    ROM: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-RXBOOT), Version 10.2(8a), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)


    XXXXXXX uptime is 16 years, 2 days, 14 hours, 58 minutes
    System restarted by reload at 10:39:13 CST Wed Jan 29 1997
    System image file is "flash:igs-j-l_111-8.bin", booted via flash
    Network configuration file is "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX", booted via tftp from XXXXXXXXX


    cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision D) with 16384K/2048K bytes of memory.
    Processor board ID 03217044, with hardware revision 00000000
    Bridging software.
    SuperLAT software copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
    X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.
    TN3270 Emulation software (copyright 1994 by TGV Inc).
    2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces.
    2 Serial network interfaces.
    32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)


    Configuration register is 0x2102
  • DevilWAHDevilWAH Member Posts: 2,997 ■■■■■■■■□□
    So who's got the longest windows uptime :)

    Current job there has been so much power work during the site redevelopment that nothing now has an up time of more than about 6 months.

    Last place I worked has a few cisco device at around 4-5years before I replaced them.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    [root@zegerman home]# uptime
     09:36:21 up 2724 days, 34 min,  3 users,  load average: 0.43, 0.16, 0.05
    
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  • atorvenatorven Member Posts: 319
    @qman28 - What is that device being used for?
  • qman28qman28 Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    atorven wrote: »
    @qman28 - What is that device being used for?

    It is just serving as inband access to an old sonet ring.
    2 ethernet ports one standard IP and the other CLNS
    1 static route

    That is about it. It has a simple life and no config changes are ever needed.
    We actually have several 2511s over 10 years. This is just the oldest one I know about.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Clearly a bug, but funny nontheless .. most of ours show 130+ years uptime ..
                  Standby Location = slot 6
            Current Software state = STANDBY HOT
           Uptime in current state = 136 years, 10 weeks, 6 hours, 21 minutes
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    Compiled Tue 26-Apr-11 18:55 by pro
    
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  • dbrinkdbrink Member Posts: 180
    We just decommissioned an NT4 server that had been up for 5.5 years. Regarding Windows, a long uptime is not a good thing....just means you aren't patching icon_surprised.gif
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  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    One of my coworkers noticed a Windows box housing a DB with 606 days uptime the other day
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    dbrink wrote: »
    ....a long uptime is not a good thing....just means you aren't patching icon_surprised.gif
    That is an excellent point regardless of whatever system is being used.
  • pitviperpitviper Member Posts: 1,376 ■■■■■■■□□□
    2800 voice router: 4 years, 44 weeks, 2 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes

    I looked back at the calendar and it’s the date that I installed it. I never update the IOS on our existing production voice routers (with the exception of our Corp gateways) – unless there is a new feature that I need. I’ve been burned too many times trying to stay “current”.
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  • demonfurbiedemonfurbie Member Posts: 1,819
    umm my windows 95 box has been up and running with a shared folder for 14 years damn you power outage
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  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Member Posts: 941 ■■■■■■■□□□
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    Clearly a bug, but funny nontheless .. most of ours show 130+ years uptime ..
                  Standby Location = slot 6
            Current Software state = STANDBY HOT
           Uptime in current state = 136 years, 10 weeks, 6 hours, 21 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (xxx), Version 03.02.00.SG RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2011 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Tue 26-Apr-11 18:55 by pro
    

    Ha-ha, looks awesome. Mr. Thomas Edison himself must have power this switch on in 1876.
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  • dontstopdontstop Member Posts: 579 ■■■■□□□□□□
    paul78 wrote: »
    That is an excellent point regardless of whatever system is being used.

    Unless your patching and updating your Kernel with Ksplice icon_thumright.gif

    The point is, anything with that type of uptime is typically going to be some back office machine or router that serves a small number of machines and is very unimportant in the scheme of things... that or no one has the balls to restart it icon_cheers.gif
  • qman28qman28 Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    dontstop wrote: »
    The point is, anything with that type of uptime is typically going to be some back office machine or router that serves a small number of machines and is very unimportant in the scheme of things... that or no one has the balls to restart it icon_cheers.gif

    Mainly this.

    I 'm sure not going to be the one who pulls the trigger ;). Then I'll be searching ebay for another 2511. Oddly enough I was able to get Cisco to RMA another 2511 at a different site with no questions asked. They are old but you can't say they are not reliable.
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