Up since: Monday, February 18th 2013, 08:41 pm
Server uptime: 19 days 23 hours 42 minutes 44 seconds
Of course this is on my Windows 7 Apache Server system
I have to LAUGH at this -- uptime 8 Hours !!!!! Good for you.
I've got a SUSE LINUX server that's been running for over 12 Months now since last boot -- it's just stuck on a shelf out of the way and doesn't even have a keyboard or monitor connected -- If I ever want to logon to it I just logon from a laptop via VNC and control it that way.
There's actually no reason why Windows shouldn't run indefinitely either -- but you'll have to turn off automatic updates otherwise you might fine the machine will do an automatic re-boot.
Incidentally to save power you can turn the Monitor off when not using the machine -- especially if you are using it as a server.
I have a Virtual W2003 server running on a Windows 8 machine -- again I've disconnected console and keyboard.
Users can logon to the Virtual server without having to have an account on the host machine BTW (on VMware you can always set up a VM that can be accessed by a user who doesn't need to have an account on the HOST machine - or even having anyone logged on to the host at all).
I'm using my Linux box as a LAMP server -- Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP -- but you can do exactly the same in Windows with WAMP - Windows / Apache / MySQL / PHP.
Here's a "Canned " one that works straight out of the box for people who want to try this -- have a go first as a Virtual machine so you can re-start if the MySQL or Php stuff gets hosed up.
WampServer | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
Um, that's days. And comparing linux to windows 8 is apples to oranges...
There isn't any problem running Windows either for days / months at a time but as I said you have to disable automatic updating to stop automatic re-boots. You can run the Windows defender security updates manually without needing a reboot (usually).
Don't forget also you can switch off the monitor to save power --and you can of course use RDP to logon to the system from another computer if you need to.
This is my main desktop, just wondering how stable others desktops with win8 are doing....
Mine is very stable so far, though I shutdown every night. No BSODs or hangs, but Windows 8 seems to have problems with Windows Explorer when looking at hard drive data. Often take 10 seconds or so to display data in a folder. Much worse than Windows 7 was, even though it also had some problems in that area.
1 day 14 hours but since doing an update it has now gone down to 8 minutes.
Last edited by Maccman; 14 Mar 2013 at 11:48.