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Tracking Server Uptimes

Sep 09, 2011, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Unlike some other OS's, Linux almost never has to reboot… or so I was told when I first started learning about it. To illustrate the point, my mentor introduced me to an app that he ran on all of his servers called uptimed. It is similar to the utility that most of us have heard of, uptime, except that it runs as a daemon and logs the system's uptime instead of just reading info that is lost on a reboot.

Uptimed provides a secondary command called uprecords that give statistics and makes it easy to see how long your server has been up, what the longest it has ever been up is, when it rebooted, and more.

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