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setting time on servers

We have 3 servers in one tree. All 3 servers are lagging behind the
correct time. Is there a way of resetting the time on all 3 servers ( one
of which is in a different time zone). I hear that doing set time on the
servers separately has its risks.
Thanks
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Re: setting time on servers

jake:

I have three servers also and this is how I have accomplished what you
want.

One server should access an atomic clock server and be a "Single" or
atomicclokip:123, the other servers will be "Secondary" servers. so
their "Timesync Time Sources" is: localservertimesourceIP#:123

This is all set up in monitor\Server parameters\time.
You can check Time synchronization in dsrepair\time syncronization

This is the basic TID on timesync:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10077482.htm

But a search of timesynch configuration will find a lot of info at
support.novell.com

good luck,

peter


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Re: setting time on servers

Peter,
The servers are setup as you describe. My question is : if I do a set
time change on the "single" server console, will this be propagated
appropriately to the other "secondary" servers.
Thanks

> jake:
>
> I have three servers also and this is how I have accomplished what you
> want.
>
> One server should access an atomic clock server and be a "Single" or
> atomicclokip:123, the other servers will be "Secondary" servers. so
> their "Timesync Time Sources" is: localservertimesourceIP#:123
>
> This is all set up in monitor\Server parameters\time.
> You can check Time synchronization in dsrepair\time syncronization
>
> This is the basic TID on timesync:
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10077482.htm
>
> But a search of timesynch configuration will find a lot of info at
> support.novell.com
>
> good luck,
>
> peter
>
>


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Re: setting time on servers

If one of your servers is obtaining time from some atomic clock, how can
your time be your off?

In any case what you want to do is schedule a time adjustment, and not a
"Set Time" command on a File Server console. You can either use MONITOR or
at the console prompt schedule a time adjustment. So, at 5pm or so, add or
subtract XX number of minutes from the running time. If it's scheduled,
then your DS will not get all out of time sync and issue synthetic time on
your partitions.

One of the TIDs mentioned surely has how to perform a time adjustment.

> Peter,
> The servers are setup as you describe. My question is : if I do a set
> time change on the "single" server console, will this be propagated
> appropriately to the other "secondary" servers.
> Thanks
>
> > jake:
> >
> > I have three servers also and this is how I have accomplished what you
> > want.
> >
> > One server should access an atomic clock server and be a "Single" or
> > atomicclokip:123, the other servers will be "Secondary" servers. so
> > their "Timesync Time Sources" is: localservertimesourceIP#:123
> >
> > This is all set up in monitor\Server parameters\time.
> > You can check Time synchronization in dsrepair\time syncronization
> >
> > This is the basic TID on timesync:
> > http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10077482.htm
> >
> > But a search of timesynch configuration will find a lot of info at
> > support.novell.com
> >
> > good luck,
> >
> > peter
> >
> >

>


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Re: setting time on servers

IN "Time/TIMESYNC Time Sources" what value do I input to obtain "time
from some atomic clock" ?

> If one of your servers is obtaining time from some atomic clock, how can
> your time be your off?
>
> In any case what you want to do is schedule a time adjustment, and not a
> "Set Time" command on a File Server console. You can either use

MONITOR or
> at the console prompt schedule a time adjustment. So, at 5pm or so,

add or
> subtract XX number of minutes from the running time. If it's scheduled,
> then your DS will not get all out of time sync and issue synthetic time

on
> your partitions.
>
> One of the TIDs mentioned surely has how to perform a time adjustment.
>
> > Peter,
> > The servers are setup as you describe. My question is : if I do a set
> > time change on the "single" server console, will this be propagated
> > appropriately to the other "secondary" servers.
> > Thanks
> >
> > > jake:
> > >
> > > I have three servers also and this is how I have accomplished what

you
> > > want.
> > >
> > > One server should access an atomic clock server and be a "Single" or
> > > atomicclokip:123, the other servers will be "Secondary" servers. so
> > > their "Timesync Time Sources" is: localservertimesourceIP#:123
> > >
> > > This is all set up in monitor\Server parameters\time.
> > > You can check Time synchronization in dsrepair\time syncronization
> > >
> > > This is the basic TID on timesync:
> > > http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10077482.htm
> > >
> > > But a search of timesynch configuration will find a lot of info at
> > > support.novell.com
> > >
> > > good luck,
> > >
> > > peter
> > >
> > >

> >

>


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: setting time on servers

jake:
Atomic-clockip:123, the other servers will be "Secondary" servers.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: setting time on servers

Do a Google search on atomic time sources or clocks. there are a ton of
them out there. then make sure your "main" time server grabs it time from
this internet time source, then make your other servers Secondary and grab
the time source from your "main" time server.

Once the time has on your "main" time server syncs with your internet time
source (note you need a permanent internet connection for this, does not
need to be a dedicated ip) it will then filter down and adjust the rest of
your server. and it should set the clocks on all your workstations.

Jordack

Other Google searches may include NTP
<jake.ivos@ddpsinc.com> wrote in message
news:9alMe.754$1J2.119@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> IN "Time/TIMESYNC Time Sources" what value do I input to obtain "time
> from some atomic clock" ?
>
>> If one of your servers is obtaining time from some atomic clock, how can
>> your time be your off?
>>
>> In any case what you want to do is schedule a time adjustment, and not a
>> "Set Time" command on a File Server console. You can either use

> MONITOR or
>> at the console prompt schedule a time adjustment. So, at 5pm or so,

> add or
>> subtract XX number of minutes from the running time. If it's scheduled,
>> then your DS will not get all out of time sync and issue synthetic time

> on
>> your partitions.
>>
>> One of the TIDs mentioned surely has how to perform a time adjustment.
>>
>> > Peter,
>> > The servers are setup as you describe. My question is : if I do a set
>> > time change on the "single" server console, will this be propagated
>> > appropriately to the other "secondary" servers.
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > > jake:
>> > >
>> > > I have three servers also and this is how I have accomplished what

> you
>> > > want.
>> > >
>> > > One server should access an atomic clock server and be a "Single" or
>> > > atomicclokip:123, the other servers will be "Secondary" servers. so
>> > > their "Timesync Time Sources" is: localservertimesourceIP#:123
>> > >
>> > > This is all set up in monitor\Server parameters\time.
>> > > You can check Time synchronization in dsrepair\time syncronization
>> > >
>> > > This is the basic TID on timesync:
>> > > http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10077482.htm
>> > >
>> > > But a search of timesynch configuration will find a lot of info at
>> > > support.novell.com
>> > >
>> > > good luck,
>> > >
>> > > peter
>> > >
>> > >
>> >

>>

>



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