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Time always wrong

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by calande2, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. calande2

    calande2 Well-Known Member

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    Everyday in WHM server config I have to reset the clock. I select the right geographical reason, click "Submit", and also the sync option. Then I make sure the time is properly set, reloading the page. The day after, the time is always 15mins ahead:confused:
    What should I do? TIA,
     
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    Run this command, manually, to sync your clock with cPanel using rdate:

    rdate -s rdate.darkorb.net

    For more information about this symptom, read this posting:
    http://forums.cpanel.net/showpost.php?p=184924&postcount=8
     
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    calande2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! It seems to be working so far :)
     
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    calande2 Well-Known Member

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    No, after a day, it's 15 mins out of whack :mad:
     
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    To me that sounds like a hardware problem, possibly a clock drift during the day. If that's the case you should notice the time drifting a little during the day, and the time difference getting larger as time goes on. If it is a hardware problem, you can do a few things to help with that, but ultimately you're going to need the clock to be looked at.

    In the meantime, you could run the rdate command every hour from crontab. Not a solution at all, but might help for the next few days until you come to terms with it. If the clock is drifting 15 minutes a day (39 seconds per hour) you may even want to run rdate every 30 minutes. Don't do this for long as a hardware clock problem could be symptomatic of other issues!
     
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    calande2 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. What possible problems may arise from a clock problem?
     
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