As an update to my previous post, I finally shutdown my home server (FreeNAS) owing to a problem with our router (and that is pronounced “root-er” not “RAU-ter”, capisce? A rout is what happens to ill-fated armies.) That brings the total uptime to 193 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes and 4 seconds, give or take a minute between the time I hit shutdown and the time the machine switched off. Once everything cools off, I’m going to make some small upgrades and changes to the setup, including putting a RAID card in and moving some drives currently connected via eSATA to internal SATA. I’m kind of enjoying this sort of once in a way mucking about; not having to worry about the machine for extended periods of time really makes it a more likeable machine.
As a side note, I picked up a D-Link DIR-615 for $40 and find that it beats the pants off the $100 Linksys WRT54G we were running earlier. I should also note that this is the third Linksys WRT54G that has died on me in the past two years. By contrast, the little Netgear WGR614 I had lasted through college without so much as a hiccup (and my folks have been using it since). I bought it for $45 during the Thanksgiving sale in 2003 and it’s reliably lasted since then. That’s pretty impressive.