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FreeBSD System (FreeNAS) clock is running at 1/2 speed on TSC-low

My FreeNAS clock is running at 1/2 speed on TSC-low. Every real 2 seconds it was ticking 1 second if i typed date I changed to HPET (sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware=HPET) and it runs fine now but ...
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Preventing system clock from auto-updating in Windows Server 2012

I'm working on a project right now where as part of testing I have to move the system clock to far-off future dates. There are two servers involved in the project: an app server and a database server. ...
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NTP synchronized clock alongside the system clock

Does NTP daemon(ntpd) provide some sort of virtual clock that it disciplines and serves, but not touch the system clock? Goal: On a realtime Linux OS, have a NTP synchronized clock alongside of the ...
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RTC/UTC was innacurate on MySQL (MariaDB) server. I fixed it - was that bad?

I'm pinch hitting as an admittedly green server admin. I installed a bunch of security patches on a MariaDB server that had an incorrectly configured repo (not by me) and wasn't getting patches for a ...
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How to fix time on NTP server with a lot of machines synchronized by it

I have one NTP server which has a wrong time setting which are 7 hours in the future (timezone was changed after machine shipment, but not the time). The server itself is not synchronized, but only ...
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How accurate can we get computer clocks synchronized in a local network of any number of computers?

In the past, I have seen that most of my computer on my local network don't really have the same time within up to 1 second or so. So I wanted to make sure that it would be possible for a stack of ...
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/proc/stat btime value change after boot

In a Linux server with the kernel 3.16, not virtualized, but with the ntp daemon active, the variable "btime" wich gives the time at which the system booted, change a few seconds before booting. For ...
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NTP service stopped in centos7.1 linux machine

In our 3 linux boxes centos 7.1, we saw below messages in the logs and then ntpd service got stopped since the offset is more than 1000s. systemd: Time has been changed ntpd[2626]: 0.0.0.0 0617 07 ...
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How to synchronize the time in Debian6 server? We have 30 min delay in our VMs

I can't have the correct time in our servers. We get always the same delay in the three of them (they are VM on the same server). We use ntp to have our date always synchronized· The main server ...
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TSC missing from available clocksources

Not sure why TSC as a clock source is not available? cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource hpet acpi_pm The CPU I'm using is Intel Xeon(R) X5570 @ 2.93GHz. The ...
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Why is clock synchronization on servers difficult?

See: Clock synchronization quality on Windows Azure? This is not meant as a rant, it is just curiosity. Is a computer really drifting more than a second in a single day? I can barely imagine that. ...
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system clock skewing backwards 112 seconds

I'm troubleshooting a problem on one of my NTP servers. This server seems to defy logic, and I'm at my wits end trying to troubleshoot it. Roughly every 162 seconds, the system clock reverts to ...
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Synchronize clock with NTP while online, and with RTC while offline?

Is there a existing mechanism that synchronizes a linux system with NTP while online, and with a predictably drifting RTC while offline? We operate remote "collectors": embedded Linux systems that ...
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ntp daemon seems useless and why my server date time is far behind my local time

I've installed ntp daemon in ubuntu to sync my date time with the network time. Now my time on the server is 11:00 while my PC date/time is 19:30. Now all my transactions date/times are logged ...
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How far is “too far off” for ntpd? Can it get there by a sudden jump to heavy load? Can this be overridden?

In many primers on ntpd, like this one, there's always a warning that ntpd will stop resetting the clock "[if] your clock is too far off." How far off is "too far off"? Also, if a server takes a ...
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Windows server and AWS clock synchronization

I have a Windows 7 computer that communicates with Amazon Web Servers (S3, SES). This server uses windows internet time for clock synchronization time.windows.com. On my linux machines I ran into ...
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Hardware Clock (RTC) Stuck / Will Not Increment

After we rebooted one of our servers (RHEL), we noticed that it would hang when entering GRUB. The problem was the countdown in GRUB (Booting in 5... 4......) was not counting down, and was stuck at ...
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Cent OS 6 clock 3 minutes 35 seconds in the future

I run Cent os 6 64 bit on linode. server (incorrect): date Thu Aug 29 11:41:00 BST 2013 client (correct): date Thu Aug 29 11:37:25 BST 2013 As you can see the server clock is ...
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Update clock on virtualbox virtual machine with cent os from host

I have a virtual machine, with cent os installed, and everytime I sleep the host computer, the clock of the VM goes out of sync. I would like it to pick up the current time from virtualbox - which I ...
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System Time Synchronization Procedure [closed]

I am looking for procedure which I can execute in cron to synch the system time in clustered servers. Can any of the experienced SME's please help?
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How to backdate a domain-connected workstation?

I need to verify some test cases by backdating my system. How to do this?
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Clock is 10% faster than normal

I'm having some strange problem with the clock on my server – it's about 10% faster than normal. The problem started 2 days ago and I've not done anything special with the server. I tried to turn of ...
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Is TimeSync still needed on Windows Server 2008?

I've always used TimeSync on my servers. With Windows' built in internet time updating, should I remove TimeSync? I've never turned off windows time updating even with TimeSync - what is the best ...
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WS2008 NTP - Using time.windows.com,0x9 - Time always skewed forwards

I have a domain controller configured to use time.windows.com (with 0x09 flags set). I've noticed that frequently the systems' clock is fast - it varies from 10 minutes to even 45 minutes. I always ...
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Virtualizing NTP server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the limits of running NTP servers in virtual machines? I was wondering if virtualizing NTP is okay. I have a VMware ESXi 5.0 box, and I want to virtualize my ...
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SLES guest on HyperV: high CPU usage vs. accurate time keeping

Here is the issue: SLES 10 SP1 guest is running on HyperV. I need accurate timekeeping on this box, so I have applied these kernel parameters (which were proven to work on other identical SLES 10 SP1 ...
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VMware: How to keep time in guest after suspend

I have Gentoo installed as guest OS. I have hardware clock synced with host system, but the clock of OS tend to be wrong after suspend. The only solution I find out is run hwclock -s frequently via ...
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What consequences / implications can arise from a wrong system clock?

What issues can you think of that may arise from a wrong system clock setting ? Primarily interested in potential problems affecting servers and Linux or UNIX-like systems in particular. And how ...
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Synchronize time on a private network that must not connect to the Internet

For HIPAA compliance, this network can not be connected to the Internet or to any other network or computer which connects to the Internet. I've got a small private network comprised entirely of Macs ...
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System clock drifting out of sync with hwclock and ntpd

My current system drifts from the hwclock and ntpd dramatically. I've looked at many forums and posts online and on SF, but haven't found a suitable solution. Here is my ntpq -pn output: remote ...
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periodically overridding NTP for simulation purposes

I have this situation: NTP is used to sync time on a set of Windows 7 and Server 2008 machines. Nothing out of the ordinary about this. periodically on this system, the time needs to be changed for ...
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NTP failing to update

I am attempting to use ntp on the server. Checking ps the ntpd process seems to be running: ntpd -u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g However the time is not being corrected, any ideas? The drift ...
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Clock synchronisation on kvm guests

I'm having trouble keeping the system clocks sync'd on a number of kvm guests. I've googled a fair bit, and found a lot of different options, many of which I've tried, to no avail. So here I am. ntpd ...
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How do I synchronize clocks between Linux and Windows?

I am running some benchmarks between a Windows client and Linux server. In order to measure the latency correctly I need to synchronize the clocks between the two machines before starting the test - ...