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Old 07-17-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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Changing the Linux server date to future


Hi,

I have tried changing the date of the linnux machine to past which is happening but not to the future

Code:
date -s "19 APR 2012 11:14:00"
with the above command we can set it to that date but i want it to be for the year 2019

it is just displays when i replace 2012 with 2019 and later it is to the current date and time

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Old 07-17-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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There's a good chance the machine is set to sync from a time server in the internet.

Whyever would you want to do this?
 
Old 07-19-2018, 10:49 AM   #3
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The ntp service was disabled and as said we could change the date to past date but not to the future date.
I wanted to change it to the year 2019
 
Old 07-19-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
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Are you saying that it just doesn't happen and you receive no error when you issue the command?

Because I do that on systems that have no real time clock nor NTP service.

You set the date. And since every date from 00:01 1/1/1900 is a future date, it just works.
 
Old 07-21-2018, 10:05 AM   #5
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Maybe you could try setting it in the bios.
 
Old 07-21-2018, 08:33 PM   #6
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I think AwesomeMachine is onto something. After you set the software date, try running

Code:
hwclock -w
and let us know what happens.

From the man page for hwclock:

Quote:
-w, --systohc
Set the Hardware Clock from the System Clock, and update the timestamps in /etc/adjtime. When the --update-drift option is given, then also (re)calculate the drift factor.

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