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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What would be the down sides of running a VPS on GMT time instead of American time?

I have a VPS which is hosted in America somewhere. It's alright and does a job. However, while configuring the web mail system on the VPS, I noticed that the time displayed was for America and not ...
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Time and date simulation for application

Is there any possible way how to simulate different system time for application/ service ? I need to send for ex. date 20.4.2012 to one app, but need to have real date and time set in windows. Thanks ...
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process in the background

I have loop in shell script and it takes time process only a few files in the list. How do I push the process in the background and select the next file while the first file is still being processed? ...
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RHEL: Timezone change affected processes

I'm having troubles by a recent time zone change (the time went an hour back). Even though using the date command returns the correct time and date, i'm having trouble with programs that use log4j (it ...
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Problems with time correction on Debian

I am trying to correct the time on the Debian server. I selected my timezone in the /usr/bin/tzselect I select the correct continent and country, when the system asks me if the date is correct and ...
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Do CDMA based time servers passively read timing information from the cell network?

GPS based time servers are receive only, that is, they passively read the timing information from the GPS network. Do CDMA based time servers work the same way? In other words, do CDMA based time ...
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How to convert 'dmesg' time format to 'real' time format

I have (for example) this log entry in dmesg output: [600711.395348] do_trap: 6 callbacks suppressed Is there a possibility to convert this 'dmesg' time to 'real' time to know, when this event ...
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running cron once a minute 8am-8pm

i need to run cron job once a minute 8a.m. - 8p.m. my code is: */01 8-20 * * * user /usr/bin/php -f script.php > /dev/null but it seems to fail..
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2008DC Time Server

OK, stupid question for the day ;) How do I setup a 2008R2DC to be the domain time server? I have the link to the MS KB article and I have the link to the pool.ntp.org site with a whole bunch of ...
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sync time on linux using ntp and persist it

on linux to sync time with ntp you say ntpdate pool.ntp.org however after reboots, the time gets reset to some odd value again. is there a way to persist the changes? how do I set the computer ...
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Windows 2008 - Time Sync

What is the threshold in Windows 2008 when the local clock differs from an NTP source and it will not synchronize? For example, if the local time is off > 2 days, will NTP still sync? Is there a ...
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Windows 2008 R2 64 bit multihomed. NTP time synching issue

I have a DMZ machine that i wish to sync to a time source ().pool.ntp.org. Perimeter Firewall is setup to allow relevant ports through. Obviously local FW on the server is on and configured to allow ...
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How can I allow a limited user to change the system time in Windows 7 without disabling UAC?

I need to allow a couple specific users rights to change their local system time in Windows 7 x64. I have already assigned them the right through group policy using the "Change the system time" user ...
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Meinberg ntp for Windows - force more frequent updates?

I have a Windows VM that has time drift problems, and left to its own devices will drift by minutes per day. I know there are issues with time on VMs, but I was hoping using the Meinberg NTP service ...
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date +%s glitches

I have a strange issue I'm starting to troubleshoot and wondered if anyone would have any helpful tips. I have a cronjob executed every minute that executes a script and appends the output to a file ...
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Run a job once at a specific time

I'm trying to create a cron that will run one time at a specific time. For simplicity, how can I create a cron that will run at 11:57PM and print "Hello" to the screen then delete itself? (Cent OS 5) ...
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Syncing Domain Controller Clocks

It appears some computers in our computer lab have clocks running about 3-4 minutes fast. As of right now, when we join a computer to the domain, it sets the clock based on our server's Domain ...
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Current time is off on a Windows 2003 Server DC

I have a single server that is also a domain controller in a cabinet, there are no other servers attached to its domain. I've reset the time in the BIOS (from what I recall) and in Windows to the ...
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What is the largest hardware clock update the Linux kernel “11-minute mode” can make?

When certain time-related programs (like ntpd) are running on a Linux system, the kernel will switch into so-called "eleven minute mode" (see the hwclock man page) whereby it will automatically update ...
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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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Using w32tm to resync all computers on a domain

I've noticed the time on all of our computers seems to be off by about 5 minutes. I think most computers are set up to sync time with one of our servers. after running a net time or a w32tm /query ...
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Fake Server Uptime (Linux/Windows) [closed]

Is it possible to fake the server uptime in any way (throttling the time).?(Linux/Windows). I guess it will cause serious troubles, still just wondering. -Cheers
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Windows timezone

In Windows, we can change timezone easily. But I have one question. In the dropdown list, there are several options for the same timezone. For example, for UTC+8, we can see these options: (UTC+08:00) ...
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How to synchronize windows server date/time?

I administer multiple Windows servers. One issue I have is that the time gets out of sync, and this becomes noticeable over a week or so. For example, my app server system time could be different ...
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Who sets NFS modification time - client or server?

I was curious about what exactly time is going to NFS file metadata when client writes a file. My assumption is that client time is recorded and not NFS server's time. But I wasn't able to find out ...
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server restart after timezone change

Is it required that the server should be rebooted once I change the time? I ran into trouble when I changed the datetime and did not restart crond. Is there any other service that may have issues ...
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print from a specific time in a log time

I wrote a script to print 5 days prior to the end of a log file ! and now I want to change it in some way to print 5 hours prior to the end of the file ! this is the script : for d in \ $(sed ...
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nginx with php5-fpm, maximum execution time exceeded

In php.ini I have set "max_execution_time = 1200", phpinfo() confirms that, but my script stops after 300 seconds with message: "PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 300 seconds exceeded" ...
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Better to use same or closer NTP servers when distributed?

I have a group of servers located in several data centers. They should all be synced so that they have the same time, and ideally, should also have the correct time. Is it better to sync them all ...
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Linux time incorrect

I've a Ruby file which executing creates and XML file and saves it. Every time it does it the time for the file (last modification) is incorrect (1 hour ahead). I also noticed that cron jobs execute 1 ...
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converting INT to DATE / TIME

I have a table that holds date and time values as INT data type. eg a date is stored as YYYYMMDD, like 20110901 and a time is stored as HHMMSS, like 21826. The date is close to ISO standard so its ...
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Windows Time out of sync

We have 5 virtual Windows 2003 servers running Citrix in our company, that users can log onto, Every so often one of the servers will change it's date/time so far ahead, users are unable to log on ...
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Managing multi-timezone servers

What would be an ideal time and timezone setup for multi-country servers? Especially considering one central IT team managing these servers. Currently we have each server using a local timezone. e.g. ...
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How can I sync time between two ubuntu computers, not connected to the internet

I have two computers connected to each other over an ad-hoc wifi. How can I make the first computer always sync to the time of the second computer? I tried playing with NTP, but could not figure out ...
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Why are my servers clock out of sync?

The domain time is now out of sync by 4 mins and its getting on my nerves, I ran a quick check to see if I could determine how much it was out by exactly and got this back: H:\>w32tm /stripchart ...
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Time problems on my Synology NAS 1511 running Busybox linux

I'm running a MS windows, using Netbeans 7. I occasionally get a problem when I hit save, "This file was modified externally, are you sure you want to overwrite" Further investigation has led me to ...
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Time taken for authentication to work again after changing system time

One of our domain controllers clock drifted way out of sync with the rest of the network (thanks to me forgetting to turn off VMWare's time synchronisation), which caused a whole bunch of servers to ...
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Configuring time sync on domain

I have an AD domain (2 dcs single domain) and a number of member servers. I need to configure time synchronisation so that everything is in sync. There is a lot of fluff on this topic. Does anyone ...
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Getting time to sync with NTP on Centos 5 VM

My Centos 5 VM is drifting time. I have scoured different answers to solve this problem. I've looked at the VMWare's tips and added tinker panic 0 on top of my ntp.conf file. I also changed the ...
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Robocopy website deployment script log file name truncated in AM

This is an IIS website deployment script I started to write. It moves files from directory A to directory B and creates a log file with the date/time as the file name. When it's run in the AM hours, ...
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How do I force sync the time on Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

What is the command to sync a Windows server domain controller to its configured time source?
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Time Synchronization for Domain Controllers Virtualized Via Hyper-V

I would like to know if someone can recommend a better way to configure domain time synchronization for a group of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers than what I currently have configured. I have three ...
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modification time of file in future, but timezone is set correctly

Files that I am creating at a Unix server are created with a modification time that lies 5 days in future. But when I check with the date command, it seems, that timezone and date are set correctly. : ...
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Date / time out of sync by days

I have several 2003 servers in my domain that randomly change their date/time by several days, sometimes. They are all getting their time from an AD server acting as the primary DC. I have looked in ...
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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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Time cron not working

10 * * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate pool.ntp.org >/dev/null 2>&1 The idea is to sync time every 10 minutes. However im waiting now for 15 minutes and nano /var/log/cron still returns ...
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How to sync time across Windows servers to the millisecond precision?

I really need to keep time tightly in sync between my Windows 2008 R2 servers and was expecting that Windows Time Service will do that... but sometimes difference between my clocks is over couple ...
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Store TIME in SQL

What is the correct way to store the TIME of day in SQL? Have a field that cares only when an action took place. Example values will be 2:30 PM or 14:30, it doesn't matter to me which. This ...
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Page response time in foreign countries

We are currently preparing to deploy our software in an non EU country. Any hints, how I can check response times from any country? Just to get a feeling when we have to use CDS and stuff...
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How precise is cron?

Hey everyone. I am trying to set up a python script to query a DB for all updates over the past 5 minutes. Given the number of updates, it must be as precise as possible (our records are timestamped ...