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amb.org: Possible power outage October 9 & 10, 2019

Postby amb » October 9th, 2019, 12:45 am

Our local electric utility company (Pacific Gas & Electric) is planning to shut down power as a wildfire prevention measure, due to high winds and dry weather conditions. This impacts a very large part of California and covers many counties and municipalities. It starts today and may last a day or two. Details are sketchy about when or where, or for how long. I don't know whether our service area is impacted.

The amb.org servers and network equipment have battery backup power, they can ride through short power outages but not for a long period of time. If you find amb.org unavailable in the next day or so, that would be the reason. This is just for your information.
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Re: amb.org: Possible power outage October 9 & 10, 2019

Postby amb » October 9th, 2019, 11:04 pm

So far we still have power. Maybe we'll get through without any downtime. Time will tell.

The amb.org main server (running openSUSE Linux) has been a paragon of reliability so far, in 2 more days it would have achieved one full year of continuous uptime. Hopefully there won't be a power outage to spoil this!
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Re: amb.org: Possible power outage October 9 & 10, 2019

Postby amb » October 11th, 2019, 11:45 am

There has been no power outage so far. Great!
By the way, in 4 hours time as of this posting, the amb.org server will have reached its 356th day of continuous uptime. A milestone!
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Re: amb.org: Possible power outage October 9 & 10, 2019

Postby amb » October 11th, 2019, 10:27 pm

There you have it!

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$ uptime
 22:09pm  up 365 days  6:57,  4 users,  load average: 0.45, 0.44, 0.41

The server is small form factor DIY PC running an Intel MiniITX motherboard with Atom 4-core CPU, passive cooling and only 2GB of RAM, powered by a PicoPSU and a 12VDC power brick. It also has some add-on disk drives including a RAID-1 disk array. It is always up performing a myriad of services.

The last time the system rebooted was for a PSU replacement. The openSUSE Linux OS has been absolutely reliable. Here's hoping for another year of uninterrupted runtime.
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