Re: disk spin down with lots of log files
- From: Jean-David Beyer <jeandavid8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 15:29:15 GMT
Hal Murray wrote:
By Murphey's law, the system would crash just before your hours of log data was written to disk, so you would have nothing to debug with.
I'm prepared to take that risk. The main reason I miss data currently
is because I'm hacking with the software.
If a system is only used for something simple, it's easy to have
uptimes of many months.
Absolutely. The record for some Linux systems exceeds a year. My record was over 6 months running Red Hat Linux 7.3. (My present machine is not up much lately because I have 8 memory modules and (at least) one seems bad. It gets an ECC error every few days. I have removed all but two of the modules now, and it has been up almost a week, so I guess those are good. Memtest-86 reports them all as good, but I cannot run it for a week.
That box hasn't had any problems sinceI did not say to buy another computer. I suggested using one you already have (if you have it).
a month ago when I updated the kernel. Another box that's not
doing much has been up for 3 months.
If you have two or more computers on a LAN, why not have each machine keep its log files on the other?
I'm trying to reduce power consumption, not double it.
.~. Jean-David Beyer Registered Linux User 85642.
/V\ PGP-Key: 9A2FC99A Registered Machine 241939.
/( )\ Shrewsbury, New Jersey http://counter.li.org
^^-^^ 10:25:01 up 6 days, 19:33, 4 users, load average: 4.18, 4.30, 4.42