FreeBSD, rock solid and stable (proof)

We all know that FreeBSD is a rock solid, ultra stable and reliable (server) operating system.

Here’s another proof. Nick Rogness reports:

We have recently decommissioned a web server which was running FreeBSD 4.11 on a HP DL380 G3. It was hosting websites for over 20,000 subscribers and was rarely idle for any length of time.

The uptime achieved when we powered it down was 1004 days, 1 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds. One of our tech’s took a snapshot of the shutdown screen with his cellphone and is available at if interested.

Yet another example of the stability and reliability of FreeBSD!!
Thanks for all the great work!We have recently decommissioned a web server which was running FreeBSD
4.11 on a HP DL380 G3. It was hosting websites for over 20,000 subscribers and was rarely idle for any length of time.

The uptime achieved when we powered it down was 1004 days, 1 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds. One of our tech’s took a snapshot of the shutdown screen with his cellphone …

Yet another example of the stability and reliability of FreeBSD!!

Source (FreeBSD Advocacy Mailinglist)

One thought on “FreeBSD, rock solid and stable (proof)

  1. Christopher Hylarides says:

    At the last company I worked for, we had our FreeBSD 4.4 and 4.10 boxes routinely hit 800-1400 day uptimes. We couldn’t update our installs because the C++ developers refused to fix bugs that were specific to those platforms. *sigh*

    Except for the fun of getting it installed on modern hardware and the obvious security risks, it was mostly rock hard stable on the 300+ machines we had running on them.

    Unfortunately, idiots higher up (CTO) saw the limitations of the ancient versions of FreeBSD that we were using and decided that a “modern” OS was needed (nevermind an upgrade to the recent version of what we were already running). So Solaris it was. Eventually done, it was the right decision for the wrong reasons. Which mean we barely got to leverage the actual new Solaris 10 technologies that would have made the move worthwhile.

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