Re: [nslu2-linux] Slug uptime
- Harsh wrote:
>My slug has Debian Etch installed on a Hitachi 100 GB 2.5" USB drive.
> Hi all,
> Was just wondering, what sort of uptime do you guys usually have with
> the NSLU2? What is the longest its been run for in your personal
> I power it down every night but would really rather just leave it on all
> the time. The only thing preventing me from doing that is its hard to
> get a hold of one of these things any more so I don't want to toast mine
> on 90% idle time. I don't want to attempt a hardware mod for auto-power
> on either - would just prefer to leave it running if I know its sturdy
> enough to last.
It's powered from a UPS and I only shutdown/reboot for
maintenance/kernel upgrades. It currently shows an uptime of 437 days
20:08 hours, which fits with the last kernel upgrade in Oct 2008.
IMO, leaving the slug (or any electronic device) alway on is far less
stressful than powering it on/off daily. It's also important to keep it
well ventilated and in an area where the temperature is below 76 F/25 C