Server Reboot: April 24th 2013

If anyone noticed (hopefully you didn’t since the downtime was only about 5 minutes), the server was rebooted at around 12:30am PDT today.

First I’ll start off with the bad news…. which is that the server’s uptime has gone from 176 days of being continually online, back down to 0 days. Looking at the graph below it is a sad sight indeed. 🙁

Uptime graph

If you look at the far right you can see the emptiness of the drop to 0 days.

But! With all good things comes consequences. Which leads me to the Good News!

The reboot was not pointless, but required so we could boot into an updated kernel that fixed multiple security issues, address several hundred bugs, and added numerous enhancements. Exciting, right?