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 I troubleshoot root cause of a hung windows (2003) server?

I have a pair of Windows (2003 Server) servers both running MS SQL Server (2008 EE) that each hang every few months. This has been occurring intermittently :( for the past 15 months pretty much since ...
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Seemingly high clock skew between four systems, normal?

I'm researching a bit of a problem maintaining time synchronization between systems. I finally decided to measure the actual clock variance between hosts, and found that over the course of 13 hours, ...
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Windows Time management: Domain Time II a neccessary product? [closed]

I ask as I have become part of a network where they have w32 time disabled on machines, and use Domain Time II. Product info here: http://www.greyware.com/software/domaintime/ Just curious if anyone ...
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Exchange 2007 Move Database - How Long Is It Estimated to Take?

We are planning to move our Exchange DB to an EMC SAN (NS-120) with plenty of drive space from our 2007 Exchange server native storage which is getting low on space but not critically low on space (...
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What do negative numbers under TIME+ in htop mean?

What do the red negative numbers I'm seeing displayed in htop mean? Should I be worried?
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Need to Override Automatic Time Set on a Test Server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop Active Directory from updating computer time and date I have a question similar to some others I've seen here. I have a development server running Windows Server 2003 ...
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Windows Server Cluster & Strange Day Light Savings Time Behaviour

Over the weekend (Sunday March 27th) Daylight Savings Time kicked in here in Ireland and so all the servers (all win2k3 server) in our Production Environment updated their Times +1 Hour. However ...
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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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Stop Active Directory from updating computer time and date

This office runs an active directory on windows servers. Some 2003 DCs some 2008 R2 DCs A user (The QA analyst) requested that he is able to change his time and it not be changed back after 5-10 ...
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Allow Facebook access only in specific hours of the day with squid

I've been able to install squid on my Ubuntu Server with basic authentication and everything works perfectly. Recently the boss asked to block facebook access and I did it with no problems. Now it ...
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Odd behaviour of gettimeofday on RHEL5 server

I'm experiencing very odd behaviour from Time::HiRes on RHEL5. Since Time::HiRes is in the Perl standard installation, and is basically a wrapper around the gettimeofday system call, I'm inclined to ...
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Crontab : is there any log with begin and end time?

I have a lot of crontask on my linux servers for our applications. But I don't find any way to know when a task end, and how long it run. Must I add a soft like time command to log this? Is there any ...
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Reset kernel time (PLL/FLL)

ntp trys to adjust the kernel's time variables, in order to improve the performance of a free-running time. I am searching a way to reset these variables, but I can't find a programm/command to do ...
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throw memory to a process

I have a process that inserts 10 million records into a mysql db and is running on a linux box with (4 * 2.13GHz processors + 4 gigs of Memory ). Right now it takes ~2 hours to complete and I'm not ...
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System time is wrong in Proxmox VE host, how can I fix it?

I'm using the latest version of Proxmox VE (which is based on Debian) and I can't fix the wrong time problem: $ pveversion -v pve-manager: 1.7-11 (pve-manager/1.7/5470) running kernel: 2.6.32-4-pve ...
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Unix timestamp deviation

I have two Ubuntu servers which synchronize their timestamp to europe.pool.ntp.org every night. Just before they sync, I can see a difference of 4 seconds between the two servers. One of the servers ...
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Time difference between two machine clocks?

Is it possible to measure or some other way find out the difference in clock/time between two windows 2k8 r2 machines?
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Why does the time it takes to run this script differ so much between user and system and how I might correct the discrepancy?

My application sits behind a load balancer, and every once in a while I like to do a status check on each machine to get an idea of the time it takes to return an index.html document on each machine. ...
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Average response time

Im trying to find some benchmarks for average response time. We have 3 sites that have a response time between 5-7 seconds. They are US sites but their servers are located in the UK, could this have a ...
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Testing application timing

We've developed an in-house application, with several related crons that execute at some time during the day. These crons are designed in such a way that they make sure that they ignore, for example, ...
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CentOS 5 VPS - setting the date and time

I've just tried to set the timezone on my VPS to Europe/London: ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime This was fine. However, the time is now wildly out: $ date Sat Feb 5 12:33:...
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How does Windows handle Time? Updating RTC, etc. (Active Directory and Novell E-Directory)

I'm troubleshooting some time issues in my domain and before making any big changes I want to have a thorough understanding of what's going on. I've got a few lingering questions at the moment: What ...
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precise time synchronization of solaris servers with NTP over LAN / WAN

I have 2 servers on a LAN that I want to precisely synchronize. the goal is to have a time difference < 500 microseconds, constant, with no drift (from what I've found on the web, this is ...
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unix timestamp wrong time with rrdtools

I have problem with unix timestamp ( date +%s ). This command gives me a GMT time, however I am using CET, so the unix timestamp is in 1 hour late (and my rrdtool database too!). How I can change unix ...
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Format output from /usr/bin/time to ignore parts of seconds

I want to measure the elapsed time of a command, and show it without fractions of seconds no matter how little time it takes. For instance, /usr/bin/time -f "%E (real)" SOMECOMMAND might return 4:...
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SW clock drift problem

i got a problem: my linux software clock seems so have a big drift. In order to correct this (and to make ntpd work) I ran adjtimex. And adjtimex "meassured" a drift over -1700s/day and corrected this ...
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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 /tmp/log/user....
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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? [closed]

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 websites....
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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 svc:/...
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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 ...