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What exactly is the meaning of the word outage?

Is that related with OS or database.
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jeevan mathew

8/22/2022 - Mon
Gauthier

It's a temporary (most often unexpected) suspension of operation / unavailability of Service.
Steve Wales

Technically, any loss of service is an outage.

Database goes down?  That's an outage.
Network go down even though the database and server are both up ?  As far as the user is concerned, that's an outage.
Server goes down ?  Yep, outage.

Outages can be unplanned (see above) or planned.  Say you have a monthly maintenance window for applying patches from Microsoft (for windows).

Depending on your agreements with your users you may have certain uptime SLA's (Service Level Agreements) to keep and perhaps a periodic scheduled downtime for maintenance is a part of those SLA's.
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SLA and outage make sense. Thanks.
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