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Making a New Single Time Server

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By Donald Albury

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Posted: 2 Aug 2005
 

Note: This article is directed towards NetWare users.

To make a different server your SINGLE time server, you need to do three basic things:

  • Change the old time server to secondary.
  • Set up the new server as the SINGLE time server.
  • Get all remaining servers to time-sync with the new server.

Below are the steps to follow.

A: Switching the Original Time Server to Secondary

  1. On the old SINGLE time server, go into Monitor.
  2. Select Server Parameters > Time.
  3. C
  4. hange both the TIMESYNC Type and Default Time Server Type to SECONDARY.
  5. Remove any pointers to outside NPT sources from the TIMESYNC Time Sources list.
  6. If you are using configured time sources, enter the IP address of the new SINGLE time server in the Time Sources list.
  7. Unload and re-load timesync on the server.

B: Setting up the New SINGLE Time Server

  1. On the server you want to make the SINGLE time server, go into Monitor.
  2. Select Server Parameters > Time.
  3. Change both TIMESYNC Type and Default Time Server Type to SINGLE.
  4. Remove any existing entries from the Time Sources list.
  5. If you are using an outside NTP time list, enter its IP address followed by ':123' in the Time Sources list (i.e., you should have aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd:123).
  6. Unload and reload timesync on the server.

C: Syncing the Servers

  1. If you are using configured time sources, on all of the remaining servers change the IP address in the Time Sources list to point to the new server; then unload and re-load timesync.
  2. Load DSRepair and select Time synchronization to make sure that all servers are in time sync.


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