Friday, 20 September 2013

System Uptime on an SQL Server

We are in the process of running some maintenance on a series of servers we rarely get to touch.


We have the LoBs offline or in limited usage at the moment:


This particular physical server’s sole purpose in life is to host SQL database instances.

So, while it is has been a good run for the server we are about to terminate the close to two year run. :)

For obvious reasons it is our preference to keep things up to date in the server operating system and the server services running on top of that OS. However, sometimes business dictates that we do not touch unless there is a very good reason to.

We do have a number of such situations. In this case, the LoBs provided us with the opportunity to reboot, run some updates, reboot, and then service pack the various SQL instances.

We now have a fairly happy SQL server that will probably keep running for another year or so until we move this particular client over to a Hyper-V failover cluster.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for reading. :)

Philip Elder
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