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Anders Gustafsson,

>> Except for all the abends caused by iPrint and NSS that is.

>
> Never, ever had an NSS-related abend...
>


Us neither, not even on our pair of terabyte cluster-mounted NSS volumes.

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Anders Gustafsson,


>> Except for all the abends caused by iPrint and NSS that is.

>


And our NetWare 6.5 cluster that until recently hosted 950+ iPrint
printers was pretty solid too. Too bad I can't say the same about the
pair of Windows 2003 servers that are attempting to replace it. It's
rare for them to go a week without puking.




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Mike M,
> Pictures of the server console(s) please! I like to brag to my friends
> how "real" networks can be online for years on end...
>


I have a screenshot of a NetWare 6.0 server when it had been up for 1200
days, if that's enough to impress your friends. Where should I send it?

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Anders Gustafsson wrote:

> Never, ever had an NSS-related abend...


Nor have I.
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Wow, I should dig up about the 7-10 SR's we had ever since NW 6.5 SP1 through NW 6.5 SP5 or SP6 that were NSS related abends.

I guess all those abend defects that Novell documented in the various support packs were just eye-candy.

Not to mention all the iprint abends as well.
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Miles58 wrote:

> I have never seen a 6.x server with more than three years up time.


I would be confident in saying that based on the current performance of
our 6.5 servers, we'd get over three years without an issue.

Infact, I can honestly say that 6.5 has had the longest uptime for us
of NetWare, 5.1 coming a close second.
3.x doesn't even feature, though I believe that came down to things
like Faxserve, Arcserve and fax modem issues.

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kjhurni wrote:

> Wow, I should dig up about the 7-10 SR's we had ever since NW 6.5 SP1
> through NW 6.5 SP5 or SP6 that were NSS related abends.
>
> I guess all those abend defects that Novell documented in the various
> support packs were just eye-candy.


So you're disagreeing that I haven't experienced them? 🙂

The combinations of factors that are causing the abends for you clearly
aren't experienced by everyone, which makes software testing a lot more
complex than a lot of people realise.
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What you really want is a picture of the one That's been up for around ten
years, the actual box that is. It's 486 IBM workstation of some sort, and
there is so much junk piled up in front of it I couldn't get to it if I did
have to. It's not the legenday 3.12 server sealed up in a walled off space,
but it's bleeping close.


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Kjhurni,
> I guess all those abend defects that Novell documented in the various
> support packs were just eye-candy.


I think you miss the point. There are bugs that affect everyone and
then there are bugs that only show up in rare circumstances. I never
questioned that you were badly bitten by NSS abends, but from what I
have seen in the forums are they rare.

- Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish;
and you will not have to listen to his incessant whining about how
hungry he is.

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Especially true if you run Server Core.

"unsigned" <unsigned@digerati.us> wrote in message
news:N8cfn.3311$yE3.2945@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Many (I know not all) updates for Windows 2008 and 2K8 R2 do not require a
> reboot. Its much better than previous versions.



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Miles58 wrote:

> but it's bleeping close.


Bleeping is usually an indication of an error of some sort.

HTH

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"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote in message
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> Miles58 wrote:
>
>> I have never seen a 6.x server with more than three years up time.

>
> I would be confident in saying that based on the current performance of
> our 6.5 servers, we'd get over three years without an issue.
>
> Infact, I can honestly say that 6.5 has had the longest uptime for us
> of NetWare, 5.1 coming a close second.
> 3.x doesn't even feature, though I believe that came down to things
> like Faxserve, Arcserve and fax modem issues.
>


Yeah, that's why we always used external devices. That way, you could power
cycle the offending peripheral without rebooting the server.



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