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Hello everyone: Recently I've been having a problem with the time/ date on a RedHat 7.3 box which runs 20+ webservers. It seems every day that I come in to ...
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    Time/Date issue on RedHat 7.3 box


    Hello everyone:

    Recently I've been having a problem with the time/ date on a RedHat 7.3 box which runs 20+ webservers. It seems every day that I come in to work the box is 12-15 hours behind. Today I've noticed that if I run ntpdate and set the time and then run it one minute later that it's 30-40 seconds off each and every time... Any one have any idea why this might be happening? It's critical that I fix this becuase I've got cron jobs that SHOULD be firing off every morning and sending customer reports. This isn't happening on time.

    Example of ntpdate output

    22 Nov 14:16:17 ntpdate[23506]: step time server 17.254.0.27 offset 519.889202 sec

    *** WAIT ONE MINUTE : Used my Timex ***

    22 Nov 14:17:21 ntpdate[23538]: step time server 132.246.168.148 offset 34.675363 sec

    thanks

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    check the cmos battery on your mobo. you might need to replace it, cos that might be what is throwing off your clock

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