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Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:06 am

there are a lot of folks running their pi units for a really long time, we're wondering who has the longest uptime - so far this fellow has 49 days and counting...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112526208 ... rWwV3gcVEe

he's even running our first distro!

http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-rasp ... nux-distro

anyone else know of a longer uptime?

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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:46 pm

I can only seem to get 3 or 4 days on my headless (using SSH) Raspi before it seems to lock up (no ping). I do have a very simple Ruby script running that uses a USB-Serial port adapter. Not sure how to debug this, but it sure limits my confidence in using a Raspi for a home automation application!

Any ideas on debugging or mitigating this problem are welcome!

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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:00 pm

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03:36:22 up 124 days,  4:43,  1 user,  load average: 0.26, 0.14, 0.08
Would've been longer but I made a backup of the SD card 124 days ago, apparently. I'm using it as a server so I don't make a habit of turning it off. I'm sure there must be other people who've had theirs up even longer.

This is running the original soft-float debian release. At some point I'll set it up to use raspbian!

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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:23 pm

Mine is off at the moment, but regularly going a week doing very intensive things (I sometimes see load averages of 300+ sustained for hours - yes I abuse my Pi for shivs & giggles!).

When I wind down the pain, it always recovers nicely, never runs out of RAM, never does anything funky, even overclocked to 1GHz, in ambient temperatures here of 30degC+.

I am confident of 'permanent' uptime if given the chance, in the sense that the only reboots required would be OS-required planned ones.

Had problems with my old 11g WiFi dongle (does anyone else think dongle sounds too much like a sex toy?), but a new nano sized b/g/n dongle from ModMyPi (fast service to NZ - 7 days from payment), and all my problems have disappeared, and my WiFi never drops.

I run Raspbian by the way.

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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:00 am

The currently fast pace of kernel development makes high uptimes difficult.

People on this forum running kernels from late October are told they are "way out of date" and can expect issues. Certainly a number of USB issues were recently resolved. You can't address these sorts of things without a reboot.

With a reliable PSU and recent kernel, stability does seem pretty good. I'll checking back in 500 days if my RasPi approaches the uptime of my HP ESXi servers :)

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Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:58 pm

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:10 pm

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Linux R3 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17 23:18:42 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

12:06:26 up 96 days, 12:39, 1 user, load average: 0.11, 0.07, 0.07
Might have a little party when I get to 100 days - and I know its an old build but seems very very stable and has churned Gigabytes in/out internally and to t'internet
This is running a Vonets Ethernet/WiFi adaptor rather than a pico-wlan usb device

124 is the highest I've seen (in this thread) and assuming its still running it'll be approaching 140 days...
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Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:51 pm

My web server has been running almost continuously since August 25, 2012. I say almost since I loose it to brown outs, power outages, ISP outages on a regular basis. I also have had two outages (SD card corruption) due to bad firmware updates. If I did not update it I would have had at least 60 days straight up time.

This RasPi has been continually powered up since it became my web server.

The Raspberry Pi hardware itself has presented no real problems for long term stability. Pretty good for a $35 computer. I just need to connect it to a battery back up so my local power company quits shutting it down
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Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:00 pm

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     #               Uptime | System                                     Boot up
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     1    33 days, 19:22:26 | Linux 3.2.27+             Thu Dec 13 15:19:43 2012
     2    30 days, 18:04:22 | Linux 3.1.9+              Fri Jul 20 16:59:35 2012
     3    25 days, 04:38:26 | Linux 3.2.27+             Sun Nov 18 10:41:09 2012
     4    16 days, 17:37:40 | Linux 3.2.27+             Fri Aug 24 16:10:54 2012
     5    14 days, 20:13:22 | Linux 3.2.27+             Fri Nov  2 13:39:18 2012
     6    14 days, 01:01:47 | Linux 3.2.27+             Mon Oct  8 09:33:30 2012
     7    12 days, 23:20:15 | Linux 3.2.27+             Tue Sep 25 10:09:04 2012
     8    12 days, 00:33:04 | Linux 3.2.27+             Thu Jan 24 10:59:02 2013
     9     8 days, 00:16:32 | Linux 3.2.27+             Wed Jan 16 10:42:21 2013
    10     4 days, 21:26:41 | Linux 3.2.27+             Fri Sep 14 17:14:50 2012
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->  13     3 days, 02:00:58 | Linux 3.2.27+             Fri Feb  8 14:57:57 2013
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1up in     0 days, 21:23:55 | at                        Tue Feb 12 14:22:49 2013
t10 in     1 day , 19:25:44 | at                        Wed Feb 13 12:24:38 2013
no1 in    30 days, 17:21:29 | at                        Thu Mar 14 10:20:23 2013
    up   198 days, 14:21:13 | since                     Tue Jul 17 11:45:03 2012
  down    10 days, 15:52:39 | since                     Tue Jul 17 11:45:03 2012
   %up               94.905 | since                     Tue Jul 17 11:45:03 2012
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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:04 pm

xtalker wrote:I can only seem to get 3 or 4 days on my headless (using SSH) Raspi before it seems to lock up (no ping). I do have a very simple Ruby script running that uses a USB-Serial port adapter. Not sure how to debug this, but it sure limits my confidence in using a Raspi for a home automation application!

Any ideas on debugging or mitigating this problem are welcome!
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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:23 pm

Every time my pi starts getting a lot of up time built up I either go on vacation (and turn off all electronics in the house), loose power (which happens much more frequently than I would like now that I think about it :? ) or end up rebooting it to test out some new experiment I'm trying to do with it :lol:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:32 pm

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Linux R3 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17 23:18:42 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

12:06:26 up 96 days, 12:39, 1 user, load average: 0.11, 0.07, 0.07
Might have a little party when I get to 100 days - and I know its an old build but seems very very stable and has churned Gigabytes in/out internally and to t'internet
This is running a Vonets Ethernet/WiFi adaptor rather than a pico-wlan usb device

124 is the highest I've seen (in this thread) and assuming its still running it'll be approaching 140 days...
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If nothing else this shows how stable the Pi/SD Card combo can actually be over an extended period shuttling very large numbers of regular repeating read/writes onto its SD card.
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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:09 pm

After 114 days, 8 hours and 50 minutes...
...I think my little internet connected Raspberry Pi R3 has expired... :(

EDIT - hurrah, just plugged keyboard and monitor into it and its actually still alive - root partition is full and apache2 has stopped
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Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:25 pm

I thought I'd look for a long uptime post as mine has just dropped into the kdb prompt after running smoothly as a mailserver for 30 days. No idea why it decided to do that.
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Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:54 pm

Mine happily runs for weeks with no problems. It is rebooted when I tell it to reboot. My Python script sometimes falls over due to bugs but the system is stable and SSH always works.
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Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:47 pm

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 23:28:05 up 163 days, 35 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.04, 1.01
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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:33 pm

Ok, MrBunsy's Pi has been up for a long time! I wonder what it is doing?

Mine doesn't match up to that, but it has been trouble-free since I installed it in a monitoring application and left it untouched. It just logs sensor data and uploads via wifi link to a remote site every half hour.

[email protected] ~ $ uptime
09:34:20 up 114 days, 9:13, 1 user, load average: 0.10, 0.07, 0.06

[email protected] ~ $ date
Sun Mar 10 09:35:09 PDT 2013
[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux rp2 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

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Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:31 pm

jbeale wrote:Ok, MrBunsy's Pi has been up for a long time! I wonder what it is doing?
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:12 am

MrBunsy wrote:

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 23:28:05 up 163 days, 35 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.04, 1.01
:D
:(
Still hanging in there - currently trying to unravel a ZERO BYTES FREE on /root issue ...

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00:08:07 up 124 days, 41 min, 1 user, load average: 0.15, 0.35, 0.40
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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:29 am

13:27:23 up 198 days, 22:20, 1 user, load average: 5.62, 2.62, 1.08
Running Raspbian

I'm moving houses in a couple of months so this will come to an end though...

Or do you have any suggestions how I could move this physically while keeping it up? :)

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Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:02 pm

elem wrote:13:27:23 up 198 days, 22:20, 1 user, load average: 5.62, 2.62, 1.08
Running Raspbian

I'm moving houses in a couple of months so this will come to an end though...

Or do you have any suggestions how I could move this physically while keeping it up? :)
Well if you *really* wanted to, you could get one of those battery -> 5V adapters, turn off all programs and quit X on the pi so it's using as little power as possible, then attach the adapter to the 5V and GND GPIO pins. Make sure the battery thing is on and then unplug the pi from the wall. In theory it should run off the battery. If it's a long distance to move you could get a 5V usb plug adapter for your car's cigarette lighter and plug the pi into that and unplug it from the battery (obviously, you'd want to make sure you plug it into an adapter that keeps getting power while the car is off, and you'd want to make sure to bring the pi inside once your done in the car for the day so you don't drain the car's battery)
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