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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Windows 7 machines won't sync time

I configured my Windows Server 2008 box as an authoritative time server using the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 Port 123 is open for incoming and outgoing connections on ...
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Local or public NTP servers?

For a relatively large network (thousands of hosts) - what are the arguments for and against running a locally managed (pool of) NTP server(s) (perhaps periodically set via some public NTP server) and ...
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Why is ntpd not updating the time on my server?

I have ntpd running on my server. It's all the default settings, except I commented out its ability to be a server to other machines: # restrict -4 default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery ...
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How can I compare an ntp server's time to my server's time?

I have ntpd running on a box. I want to see how the time on the box compares to the time retrieved from ntp.ubuntu.com. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Change local time on XP box - local admin but group policy restricts time change

I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of ...
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Config Time Service on Server 2008 DC using Group Policy Only

I want to configure the Time Service using only GP in a Server 2008 R2 domain. I have created a GP as follows: Computer Config, Policies, Administrative Templates, System, Windows Time Policy: ...
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Log “date -s” command

I know that the date -s <STRING> command sets the time described by the string STRING. What i want is to log the above command whenever it is used to set the time into the file ...
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Query NTPD's monlist remotely?

How do I query NTPD for monlist remotely? It would be nice to be able to keep track of what's happening with the time server!
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Windows Server 2008 - inexplicable system time jumps/glitches/inaccuracies

I'm running a production web server on Windows Server 2008. On this server I have a database which logs certain user actions, but every now and again I inexplicably get database entries which, ...
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How can I keep the system date on my VM in synch with the real world?

I'm running Ubuntu Karmic on a VM with VirtualBox 3.2.8 (I need to update...) and I've just noticed that the system time on my VM is out of sync with the real world. It seems that the time will synch ...
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How to set the date forward on a linux server and prevent it from resetting back to the correct time

I need to set the time on an Ubuntu Server forward 1 week, and keep it there (this is for a testing environment with date-specific conditions which need to be tested/verified by the stakeholders), ...
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What increments stratum in NTP?

Sorry, it's just not that clear to me from the man pages, Wikipedia, etc. I understand the concept of stratum 0 as an authoritative time source and stratum 1 as the connected server. However, I am ...
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How long does a RAID-5 array of 4x1TB disks take to format ad synchronize?

Greetings all, I have been configuring my RAID5 array of 4x1TB hard drives on my Windows Server 2008 (software array). How long does it normally take to format when using the normal Server ...
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System time keeps reseting to 4 hours in past event thought time zone is correct and time is being synced

I have a Windows 2008 server - 32bit - running in an ESX environment. I can manually sync the time to a time server (time.microsoft.com, tick.gatech.edu, or any other time server) and the time is ...
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How can I syncronize a non-domain server to a domain-controller's clock?

Is it possible to configure a Windows Server 2000 OS to synchronize it's clock to a domain controller if it's not on the domain? If so, how would I go about doing that? Just to be clear: I can't ...
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Should servers have their timezone set to GMT/UTC?

This may not be a big deal for smaller shops that only have one or a few site, but for larger organizations this is something I'm curious about. What are the pros and cons have having all/most of ...
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'This server's clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller's clock' when accessing shared drive

This is so weird I feel compelled to ask for advice. I have a handful of workstations who are receiving time from a GPS timeclock. The PDC has the default domain policy set to use the GPS timeclock ...
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Is it possible to log php script execution time server-wide?

Is there a way to log execution time of any php scripts running on a webserver? The server is setup similar to a shared hosting setup, except that our customers don't control their hosting or ...
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2008 R2 Clients not Updating their time from the Domain Controller

I have set the time on the primary domain controller emulator but my clients don't seem to be adjusting there time. The other domain controller did sync its time to the main controller The domain ...
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How long it takes to start Bind?

I'm testing DNSSEC and I need to obtain the time in miliseconds it takes to start Bind now that I have signed zones. I don't know if this would be the right way to do it: time svcadm enable ...
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NTPD on RedHat ES4 not synching to Win2K3 domain controler

I'm having an incredibly difficult time trying to get my red hat server to sync its time to our 2K3 domain controller. I've been through numerous ntp.conf revisions and it always ends up that the ...
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Setting up your linux box for GMT

I would like to get my server time as close to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) as possible. What is best way to do this? It's Ubuntu 10
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Get maximum memory usage of linux executable

I need a shell script which will retrieve the maximum memory consumption of a linux executable. The executable may spawn child processes using significant amounts of RAM which should be included in ...
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Windows 2003 Server Losing Time

I'm running an e-commerce site on a Windows 2003 Server 32-bit (written in .NET, connecting to another W2k3 64-bit Server running SQL server.) It's imperative that the two servers always stay ...
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ntp returning future time

ive noticed the time on a linux server im maintaining is set to 8 hours in the future. i thought this was weird so i checked ntpd was on, and it is. i thought this was even weirder so i checked the ...
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Server Time Jumped Ahead 7 Months

CentOS 5.x My CentOS server appears to have jumped ahead 7 months. I'm not sure how or why. Are there any logs in CentOS that could provide more insight here? Unfortunately, ntpd was not running. ...
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At Windows start up the Time Service takes about 30 minutes to converge

I'm looking for information on how the Windows TIme Service over a domain affects the hardware clock. The machines are clients on a Windows AD domain with the basic time services. It's not our network ...
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How do you account for/track your time?

I'm a consultant and I'm not happy with my workflow and want to get some suggestions. Current workflow: Paper notebook where I track time and what I accomplish for clients, I have Outlook where I ...
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How was my ubuntu server's time set without ntp?

I was just installing ntp on an ubuntu server that had the wrong time by a minute, and I got to wondering, how did it get any time at all to begin with? Is there some other process that sets the time ...
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What is the most simple way to automatically update the time on a server?

On ubuntu server my usual solution is just to install the ntp package and call it a day. This installs all the binaries I need and has ntpd start at boot time. Right now I'm working on a server ...
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Amazon EC2 instances changes server time/date on reboots and other time weirdness

I have a windows instance up in EC2. I manually set the timezone to Pacific. 1) For some reason using window's built in time sync doesn't work in the instance...but whatever. I turn off automatic ...
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Changing linux date with current time

I am running sudo date +%m/%d/%Y -s 7/14/2010 command to change date. It changes fine except I want it to pick up the current time as well, and not start the time from 00:00:00 on 7/14/2010.
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MySQL CURTIME() is always 00:00:00

I have a MySQL server installed on Solaris 10u8. Until recently, everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden, the current time according to MySQL is always 00:00:00. CURDATE() seems to work fine ...
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openwrt: Use rdate with NTP servers?

I've noticed that some embedded devices (such as OpenWRT, which runs on Busybox) use rdate to set the system time, instead of NTP. Rdate is an older time protocol, and I'm having trouble finding any ...
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Incorrect file creation/modication time in linux

In our server we get files uploaded daily by customers via FTP. However sometime the the time stamp of these appear incorrect even though the server time is correct. I got a file with time stamp Jun ...
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Convert 1 second delay in 200,000KM to delay in 825 miles?

I would like to know the delay in 825 miles of fiber if there is 1 second of delay in 200,000KM of fiber without counting for re-gen sites?
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How do I get current Unix time in milliseconds using bash?

How do I get the current Unix time in milliseconds (i.e number of milliseconds since Unix epoch January 1 1970)?
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bash: convert iso dates to d:m:y

I have a program, which produces output like this (iso format dates): 2010-06-04 15:48:17 +0200 2010-06-04 12:34:39 +0200 2010-02-01 14:02:44 +0200 2010-06-04 12:21:19 +0200 2010-06-04 12:21:04 +0200 ...
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Need leading zero for batch script using %time% variable

I came across a bug in my DOS script that uses date and time data for file naming. The problem was I ended up with a gap because the time variable didn't automatically provide leading zero for hour ...
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Linux Cumulative User, System CPU Usage of Running Process?

On Linux (and other Unix-like OS's if there's a general answer), is there an easy way to get an output similar to the time command (current real time, user, and system CPU usage totals) for a process ...
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What is normal SCSI error handling process (scsi_eh_3) CPU time usage?

Last week I got setup with a new dedicated server that is running 4x SCSI drives in RAID 10 on CentOS. The machine is pretty lightly loaded at the moment and has been running for 8 days. The process ...
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Network Time is being set by “something”

Something is setting (the incorrect) time on our network- though I don't know what it is (since we have approx 40 servers). We run on a windows network, with AD etc. Not sure where to even begin to ...
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How do I update the server time for Ubuntu Gutsy?

My Ubuntu Gutsy server is a full 2 minutes off of the "official" time.gov time...and appears to slowly be getting more and more off. How can I get the time back on track and keep it correct?
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Tomcat's time problem when app inserts records in DB

I have an apache 2 web server working with a tomcat 6 servlet container running on ununtu 9.1, integrated via mod_proxy. I have the following time mismatch problem: When apache log to its ...
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What should I be doing while I wait for a progress bar? [closed]

So I am sitting here waiting for a progress bar to run (20 mins or so), and was wondering how best to use my time as a SysAdmin. I debated not posting this question briefly, as this could get flagged ...
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Refresh file access time under Linux / Discard disk read cache

I am making use of the access time to analyse some build process, but it is not working the way I want: the access time is updated the first time I read the file, then it stays the same for a long ...
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How do I make sure that BOTH my server and MYSQL have the same timezone?

Because when I create a time in Python scripts..I want it to match MYSQL's time. How do I make BOTH of them pacific time?
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CPU/Mem/Disk utilization (average) after process has completed

Ubuntu Server 9.10 So there is the time command which will show you the time it took for a specific process/command to run after the command has completed. For example: :~$ time ls real 0m0.020s ...
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How do I change my MYSQL timezone to be permanent Pacific time?

so that when I do now(), it will show the current California time?
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Summer daylight time not changing on some active directory domain clients

We just had a summer daylight change in US. and pc's on my network are behaving strange, some of them change time and some didn't. My network: 2 locations both in Midwest, same time zone. Location ...