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Old 09-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
pgb205
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System Clock keeps drifting forward


the time on system clock given with 'date' command keeps moving forward about 1 minute for every hour of realtime. The box is up all the time so this is not an issue with motherboard battery. An equivalent box with the same hardwre/OS and applications doesn't have the same level of drift. I'm not sure what else this could be.
Both boxes are Centos 5.2 64-bit.

thanks for any suggestions
 
Old 09-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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Is this a virtual server?

You can run as root:
Code:
ntpdate 0.pool.ntp.org
hwclock --systohc
That will set the correct time. To keep the time from drifting you can turn on ntpd.
Code:
service ntpd restart
 
Old 09-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #3
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my concern that even without ntp the time shouldn't drift that much.
what would cause it to drift this much forward?
it's not a virtual box btw.

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Originally Posted by thedonkdonk View Post
Is this a virtual server?

You can run as root:
Code:
ntpdate 0.pool.ntp.org
hwclock --systohc
That will set the correct time. To keep the time from drifting you can turn on ntpd.
Code:
service ntpd restart

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