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  1. #1
    NHSPHIL NNTP User

    Timesync question.

    I have 4 servers nw 6.5 sp7. I am about to remove one permantly from my
    tree. It happens to be the reference for my other servers. Since I
    need to rearrange these things anyway...

    I have two questions:

    1) What is the best way these days to handle the time synchronization?
    What configurations are the best for the reference/secondary servers
    that work without any hassles these days?

    2) How do I make these changes safely, without having to deal with any
    synthetic time, and avoiding any problems of 'epoch" proportions, if you
    know what I mean?

    Thanx

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Re: Timesync question.

    Phil,

    > 1) What is the best way these days to handle the time synchronization?
    > What configurations are the best for the reference/secondary servers
    > that work without any hassles these days?


    Make one of the remaining server a SINGLE, point it an NTP time source,
    point the other two servers at the single.

    H.

  3. #3
    NHSPHIL NNTP User

    Re: Timesync question.

    So you are not reccomending any of the fancy stuff like xntpd, or some
    of the other stuff? I actually find that kind of refreshing...

    I assume as long as I change all my servers over within a short period
    of time, I won't have any issues to worry about...



    Hamish Speirs wrote:
    > Phil,
    >
    >> 1) What is the best way these days to handle the time synchronization?
    >> What configurations are the best for the reference/secondary servers
    >> that work without any hassles these days?

    >
    >
    > Make one of the remaining server a SINGLE, point it an NTP time source,
    > point the other two servers at the single.
    >
    > H.


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    Re: Timesync question.

    Phil Smith wrote:
    > So you are not reccomending any of the fancy stuff like xntpd, or some
    > of the other stuff? I actually find that kind of refreshing...


    Nope - timesync.nlm is simple and it works well.

    > I assume as long as I change all my servers over within a short period
    > of time, I won't have any issues to worry about...


    Nope you should be fine. You can actually make the changes to the
    timesync.cfgs (or via Monitor -> Server Parameters -> Time) on each of
    the servers, then do

    set timesync restart flag=on

    on each of the servers in sequence - starting with the new single.

    H.

  5. #5
    dwiseman2 NNTP User

    Re: Timesync question.

    As long as the time is synchronised between servers, when you kill the replicas and uninstall DS from the one you are taking out of the tree you should be fine. Easiest way is timesync.nlm

    ntp is a pain in the beehiiind. Sometimes people forget the simple things are just as effective as the complicated ones.

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