Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.

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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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Time issue in Windows domain Hyper-V

I ran command on our Domain Controller that has PDC Emulator Role: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes ...
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Time problems in a Windows domain

I need some help getting NTP set up correctly on our Windows domain. We have 2 physical servers: Physical Server 1 Domain Controller (DC1) Physical Server 2 (Hyper-V Host) Data 1 (also a Domain ...
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Where do computers/servers in a Windows Domain get their time settings from? [duplicate]

I have 5 Windows Server 2012 servers and around 100 computers in our domain. Recently I noticed that the time on the servers and computers is around 30 seconds fast. Where do servers and computers ...
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Will changing the date or time on windows server 2008 break any websites or anything else?

Sorry if this is a newb question, but I was told by someone about a month ago that if I change the date and/or time on one of our servers it could break our websites or something. I can't fully ...
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Risk of starting NTP on database server?

I've heard rumors of bad things happening to database and mail servers if you change the system time while they are running. However, I'm having a hard time finding any concrete information on actual ...
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How to correct the time on a Red Hat EL6 server? Clock is almost 3 hours behind

This did not work: [~]: sudo /usr/sbin/ntpdate pool.ntp.org 19 Feb 08:03:26 ntpdate[6939]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting So, I'm not sure how to proceed... also tried this to no avail: [~]: ...
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date and sleep during leap second [closed]

Did you ever watch what happens with a sleep during a leap second or what date will show us? Most UNIX systems can handle a sleep with a fraction of a second and the date command can display ...
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How to properly set apache timeout and number of simultaneous users?

After reading the apache documentation and searching for something that could help me on ServerFault, I'm still confused about how apache Timeout and MaxRequestWorkers work. In particular I have two ...
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bind cache not used?

i installed a classic bind9 dns server inside a local network, working as a forwarding dns server, there is my config file (i just added my ISP DNS servers as forwarders): options { directory ...
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Using RTC to synchronize ntpd when offline

I need a stable configuration, presumably using ntpd, to keep system clock as precise as possible. Background: I have several embedded devices (arm9) running linux (currently: 3.16.1 / debian 7.2) ...
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tzutil.exe keeps changing server timezone

The time-zone on my windows 2008 server keeps being changed, I performed an audit on the "RegQueryValue" registry operation and "TimeZoneKeyName" key found on the following path ...
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Syslog randomly logs bad time [duplicate]

Try as I might, I can't figure out why this server randomly timestamps syslog entries with bad time. Here's a 5-minute stretch of syslog from a few minutes ago. You'll notice there are two places ...
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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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What is a ToD server, “Time of Day” (Not NTP)

I got a simple task: Setup a ToD server... It is not NTP. It runs on port 37. It seems to be bundled with inetd or xinetd. Shall be installed on Debian or CentOS. Alternatively FreeBSD (pfsense ...
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Measuring request response time by port

So, I'm currently working on a project in which I spin up a set docker image on a number of different machines and configurations. This image basically contains a web server that accepts a number of ...
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Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead

Our Active Directory server has a problem whereby the time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead of the real time. This causes authentication issues on the network. I have tried syncing to an ...
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Domain time drifting with VM DCs / host domain members

I'm following the advice given in this article: ...
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What is the best way to measure latency via a “telnet to port” test, preferably with built-in Linux tools?

I'm writing a Graphite/Diamond collector measuring network latency. Specifically it should measure the time it takes to open up a connection to a port on a remote server. And it needs to work via ...
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Check how much time has elapsed for Cron job and send email

There is a cron job that is set which runs throughout most of the day, sometimes the job gets stuck and I would like to set a time or check on it which let's me know if it has been stuck for more than ...
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Can't synchronize time in Ubuntu (Europe/Moscow)

I've got this Ubuntu server virtual machine. I'm trying to setup a correct time on it. I've selected a proper timezone (Europe > Moscow) via sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. After that, I'm using ...
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Server times off by over 1 minute after recently syncing

I manually synced the times (and matched hardware times) on two servers A and B. NTP was running on both machines, so I made sure the /etc/ntp.conf files were identical (the time servers on B were ...
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How to configure a redundant PTP server

I have a Sonoma GPS time server and a server, which should synchronise itself to the GPS clock, and serve as a fallback option. The time should be synchronised using PTP (Precision-Time-Protocol). ...
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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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How to keep the time on multiple servers in sync

I want a cluster of servers to have the exact same time. All are using UTC time zone. Using NTP currently, i still see they seem to be off by 10-20 miliseconds each. Whats the best way to have them ...
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What is an acceptable secure time source in a datacentre environment?

GPS and NTP are two very typical time sources when accurate clocks are required. However, each has an important failing. NTP does not provide authentication of the time source, and so may be ...
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Syncing client and server time for latency comparison

I'm struggling to sync my server's time (an EC2 instance in Dublin) with my local machine. I'm using sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com to sync my server's time with Ubuntu's time server. I'm then using the ...
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Graylog2 date extractor from tab-delimited file

I have a tab-delimited logs with such messages: 2014-06-01 00:00:56 192.168.1.1 968 http://yandex.ru I can extract date and time with regexp (\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}\s*\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}) but when I ...
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Why is the time on my Server 2008 R2 DC wrong? It's syncing to ntp.org, it claims

OK. After a lot of fun with syncing time across my workstations, I got that sorted out. My workstations are now perfectly synced with my Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (physical server, not ...
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Apache TOP command time format?

When running top on an Apache server, what is the time format for the output? For instance, is it minute:second.second? http://i.imgur.com/wBx8PAh.png Edit: I'm running on Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Binding timestamp value to a variable in crontab

I'm basically trying to declare a variable with a date() value in crontab as I will constantly be using the same date structure over and over, here is what my crontab looks like so far. php = ...
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Do I Need a PTP Aware Switch?

We have a PTP Grandmaster clock which we will be using on a dedicated network for PTP time synchronization. It is necessary for us to use a switch to distribute the signal to multiple clients. Does ...
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EC2 - MS Server 2012 constantly resetting its own time

I have an EC2 box of instance type m2.4xlarge running Windows Server 2012 Standard in a VPC in US-West-2. The following ports are open inbound: TCP 1433 (MS SQL) TCP 3389 (RDP) UDP 123 (time synch) ...
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Is it better to use the systemd service unit's Restart & RestartSec, or use a systemd timer unit?

I have a couple of in-house automated scripts running at periodic intervals. One is every five minutes, the other is every minute. They don't really need to be ran on-the-dot; e.g. I don't care if ...
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How to configure a Cisco Catalyst 2960 to synchronize with an NTP server

I would like to synchronize a Cisco Catalyst 2960 series switch with a publicly available NTP server such as time.apple.com. I have reviewed the knowledge base article here: Catalyst 2960 ...
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Weird syslog order

Have you ever seen wrong order in /var/log/syslog ? I think that it causes only crontab. Jun 28 22:20:01 alex CRON[2327]: (root) CMD (something > /dev/null) Jun 28 22:21:01 alex CRON[2700]: (root) ...
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System time on Windows Server 2008 server increasing continuously

The system time of my Windows Server 2008 server is increasing continuously. In order to adjust the time, I have to shutdown and reset the time. I have tried changing the CMOS battery, but the ...
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Is timesync still required for Windows Server 2012 R2?

Our servers are on a workgroup, we are a small company and do not use a domain controller. In Windows Server 2008 R2 we used TimeSync to help keep the most accurate time, not sure it was really ...
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bash date not using the set timezone

I have export TZ="/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London" in my .bashrc file, but the following output the time in UTC (GMT) export TM=`date +%H%M%S` export DTTM="`date +%a\ %F\ %T\ %Z`"
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Windows Server 2008 R2 system time randomly resets to 4 hours in the past

I am having a problem where the time randomly jumps to 4 hours in the past. As a result, none of the scheduled tasks (such as backups) happen at the correct time, and some time-critical applications ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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How can I select ntp the time source for a system?

I have two Windows 2008 servers running Meinburg NTP. When I run ntpq.exe -p from one, I see that there are sources specified as current, selected, or discarded (via a +, -, or *). On another system, ...
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System clock jumps over 50 seconds randomly

Having a really strange and frustrating issue with system clocks across a few (non virtualized) Ubuntu 12.04 servers. The system clock jumps unpredictably by over 50 seconds. Here's a part of the ...
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Websphere MQ - Query view message with long time in queue

I need a query or just a command to see stopped/delayed/waiting messages in a queue, but for long time.
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CentOS keeps losing its localtime setting? [duplicate]

I'm running an extremely typical CentOS 6.5 server at DigitalOcean. As part of the site setup, I've changed /etc/localtime to something appropriate for me: rm /etc/localtime ln -sf ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Issue

I have 2 HP Proliant servers with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed on them. They are headless servers, and I do not have a way of visually seeing the user interface of the servers. I do however know ...
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Why date and touch/stat return different time value?

In my system SLES 11.2, I get strange output for file access time. The date command output the correct time: Then I create a new file "a" by running touch, and use stat to check the access time of ...
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How can I stop Active Directory from syncing time with the client

We have several Windows 8 machines that seem to have a problem with their local DateTime. I want them to stop syncing their time with the domain controller. How do I do this? Some Background ...
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How to configure NTP has a TAI or GPS time reference?

For our project, we would like to have all servers and systems synchronised to a linear time reference (without leap second). Therefore, we would discard UTC but are very interested in advertising ...
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demonstrate Automatic Hardware Clock Synchronization By the Kernel (11 minute mode) without ntpd

From the man page of hwclock: This mode (we'll call it "11 minute mode") is off until something turns it on. The ntp daemon xntpd is one thing that turns it on. You can Ok, I have a ...