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By Sameh Fouad ·
I have a Novell Netware 5.1, I had to change the time, everything was ok, but then every minute or two a message appears states "Synthetic time is issued on partition "T=TreeName"

Anybody knows how to help me stop this?

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by BudTheGrey In reply to Turn off Message

This message will occur when the time on the server gets behind the latest (farthest out) timestamp in NDS. For example, if you set the server's date to tomorrow's date, then login, there will be a timestamp on the NDS event with tomorrow's date.

Now, rebooot the server or reset the date back to today. This will cause the "synthetic time" messages to be displayed, because that timestamp from you logging in is in the "future", relative to the current server time.

If the server's date and time are accurate, these messages will go away on their own when the server's date catches up with NDS. If the server's date somehow got way behind, a simply reboot may fix the problem.

It this really, really bugs you, you can use DSREPAIR (DSMAINT??) to "declare a new Epoch". Approach this with caution -- there are other implications. Visit the Novell Knowledgebase and study it.

Finally, if you have a 24/7 connection to the internet, look into setting up TIMESYNC to get it's time via NTP from a trusted internet time source.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Turn off Message

If you are referring to the time at the server console being updated, you can try setting the server to poll itself as a time source, just set it to poll it's own IP address and it will keep tmie off the BIOS. I used this as an easy way out of a different time issue.

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