What’s Your Record Uptime? 160 Days
What’s your machines record uptime? Uptime is the amount of days since the last reboot or boot up, and this can vary widely per user and per computer. I have an old MacBook that I use as a server of sorts, and as a third screen when working from home. I realized I hadn’t rebooted the machine in a while when I went to check Software Update, so like any geek I went to the Terminal to check system uptime.
This is a personal record uptime of 160 days with no rebooting on a Mac.
At the very least it’s a personal record. Now I know in the server world long uptimes aren’t unusual. But 160 days is half a year! And this is a consumer operating system! I think this has to be some sort of record uptime for Mac OS X.
This isn’t even Mac OS X Server, this is just a standard Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installation. The last time the machine needed to be rebooted was to install 10.6.3, how’s that for stability?
Now it’s your turn, what’s your record uptime? You can check yourself by going to the command line Terminal app and typing ‘uptime’, that will let you know how long your Mac has been on without rebooting. This is nothing scientific, just kind of fun to share.