Your highest uptime

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iCeFuSiOn, Feb 26, 2008.


What is your highest/current uptime?

  1. Less than a day

    10 vote(s)
  2. Over 3 days

    17 vote(s)
  3. A week

    24 vote(s)
  4. A few weeks

    32 vote(s)
  5. A month

    22 vote(s)
  6. A few months

    44 vote(s)
  1. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    So, I was wondering, what has your highest uptime been on Mac OS X?
    (If you're unsure, you can run the "uptime" command in the Terminal).

    Here is mine so far:
    10 days, 22:26, 2 users, load averages: 0.40 0.33 0.29

    My highest uptime on any computer has been on Windows XP Professional SP2, with an uptime of 19 days... at which point, it blue screened. :D I'm gunning for at least 20 days on my MBP.
  2. XianPalin macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    Unfortunately I reboot a lot now to play games under Boot Camp. Also my Mac Pro doesn't seem to want to stay asleep at night so I have to shut it down.

    Otherwise, I'm pretty sure the uptime would be at least several weeks. I know my Mini stayed up for weeks at a time with no problems.
  3. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    I shut down every night before bed...I just don't see a reason to keep it on or sleeping for that matter
  4. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    So that you don't have to turn it on the next day.
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    My record with my MBP is like 14 days. I usually have to shut it down a couple times a week to take it to class.
  6. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    Touche ;) - but I'm really not that pressed for time so it's not an issue for me
  7. priller macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2007
    macbook is only a few days old & got updated to 10.5.2 so won't have a long uptime yet.

    18:28 up 1 day, 59 mins, 2 users, load averages: 0.87 0.62 0.57

    xp laptop uptime is over 60 days.
  8. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    I am not able to recall exactly but I reboot only when updates require it. Daily AV updates don't require it, thank goodness. I would say it has to be between one to two months uptime. It has been a looong time since I have had a kernel panic. A couple of times the graphics were hijacked by games but I think the kernel was fine. Sleeping works best for our systems. With lots of users, fast user switching, long huge downloads, backups and system scans, sleeping is definitely preferred.

    I use/administer XP and Server at work but all the workstations are shutdown every night so I can't say how long for my Windows boxes. The server, well, it's a Microsoft server. Sometimes every system has to be rebooted but apparently Window's software and driver writers LIKE to reboot.

    Unfortunately, sleeping Windows simply is not a option for us. It doesn't work. Lock up is fairly frequent and become unable to wake. Too bad it doesn't work right because it's a valuable tool for many businesses and individuals.

    Last and most certainly least and this is a huge tangent, I have been fortunate to not ever had to use 16-bit anything-Windows where uptime was measured in hours. I think 95/98/Me were the "mullet years" for Microsoft.

    We've come a long way.
  9. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
  10. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    On XP, about a month. On OS X, 31 days. It's currently been on since 1/30/08, or, as of this post, for 27d 1h 22m.

    I figure I'll leave it on for the rest of the year, barring any unforseen shutdowns (like the one in January).

    I'm using 10.4.11, by the way.
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Once upon a time I had a user tell me, my Mac is acting funny. All the windows won't open and when they do, there's no bar around the edge. IE wouldn't function and neither would Eudora.

    I checked the uptime: 129 days

    This was on 10.2.x! :eek:

    Needless to say, a reboot fixed the issue.

    Right now the top 3 from Apple Remote Desktop:

    antigen (xx.xx.xx.39)
    18:08 up 40 days, 33 mins, 3 users, load averages: 0.03 0.04 0.03
    MacVector (xx.xx.xx.247)
    18:08 up 49 days, 5:44, 0 users, load averages: 0.00 0.00 0.00
    agpg42 (xx.xx.xx.55)
    18:19 up 78 days, 1:06, 1 user, load averages: 0.01 0.02 0.00
  12. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    I'm at 14 days right now, and it's a MacBook I take to class regularly, so I think that's pretty good for a laptop. I've definitely had it on much longer than that, though.
  13. Poncho macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2007
    Apart from updates my eMac has been running non-stop for close to two years. And it's still humming like a baby.

    (Babies do hum, don't they?)
  14. Tacos! macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2007
    19:28 up 1:42, 2 users, load averages: 0.48 0.35 0.74
  15. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    My highest on OS X was 71 days, then I had to install an update.

    Current uptime is 15 days 2:22.

    We used to have an old 486 PC running Windows 95 at work which was left on for over 3 years. It was only used to run one program and wasn't connected to the internet or the network. It was left powered up because it had problems booting and was fine until we had a power cut which finally finished it off :D
  16. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I voted one month, but that's only because after about 4 weeks there's either an update I need to install, need to boot into Boot Camp, need to install hardware or something that requires me to power down. But I haven't had a kernel panic or GUI lockup in a long, long time.
  17. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I rarely turn my computer off.

    The only times it goes off is durning a power failure or a software update that requires it.

    So it's probably been on for over 2 months at a time at least.

    My uptime right now is 3 days, 4 hours. I ran a software update over the weekend.
  18. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    Nice job. I completely forgot about hot patching.
  19. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    my MBP says 108 days. I'll get around to updating it to Leopard at some point but it's my only Tiger machine left.
  20. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    For my new MP its about 3 days (too lazy for terminal). I have a Dell piece of junk notebook and the power button only works like the 1000th time you press it, so I had that thing on constantly from mid-August until early mid-January when I got my new MP (I had an extra battery in at all times and tried to keep it plugged it). So that's basically 150 days give or take. Funny thing is when it went to sleep the power button worked to get it out of sleep, but when its off the power button just does nothing. Stupid Dell.
  21. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    I've gotten to well past 200 days on a number of occasions, but the deciding factor in all those cases has been power outages. I had hit 115 days on this PowerBook Wallstreet before the power went out 18 days ago (it doesn't have a battery, that bay is used for a second hard drive).

    Only three of my systems have ever made it to around 300 days, my Sun SPARCstation, my SGI Indy and my Power Macintosh 7500 (running Rhapsody 5.6). Those were the systems that I didn't turn off when my wife and I went on a three day trip.

    Even my Mac OS 8.6 systems usually get a few months between restarts. Before the power outage 18 days ago I hadn't restarted my Power Macintosh 8600 since early December. I don't care for unexpected crashing and the like, so if something goes wrong (and forces a restart), then it should be addressed so that the issue doesn't arise again... no matter which operating system or hardware I'm using.
  22. iMpathetic macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    Meh... About 3 weeks in OS X for me. I keep selling the darn things. :p
  23. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    About a month for my MacBook Pro...then time for software update.
  24. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    My longest uptime in OS X is probably a few weeks, mostly cause I chose to restart for some reason, not because I HAD to restart. My RedHat Box on the other hand has been up for 68 days, 2hrs, and 36min :)
  25. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    I had my iBook up for about 90 or so days before the hard ware failed. Might have even been longer.

    I was keeping it on because the iBook for some reason randomly didn't turn on at times, and then it just crapped out when I slept it.

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