[mrtg] Re: "ERROR: Let's not do the time warp, again"

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Thu Aug 15 11:08:04 MEST 2002

Jonathan Nichols wrote:

> > Eventually the time on the box be later than the last update time.
> > However, I think the time isn't set properly.
> >
> Thanks for the help. :) I have xntpd on the box.. it was failing to set the
> time. I let it get its act together and started MRTG again, and all is well.

Correct time keeping in my experience:

At boottime:
1) set the current time to something appropriate.  ntpdate
   can be used, newer NTP daemons do this theirselves
2) only then start xntpd

This is because xntpd won't work if the time is off by more
than a certain amount of minutes.

> > Make sure the power is OK --> use UPS
> The power outage outlasted my pitiful UPS. :-( I'm working on resolving that
> issue soon. Power outages here are rare, but clumsy construction workers
> with tractors are not... heh..

Hmm, no generator?  If so you should shutdown your systems
gracefully while the UPS still provides power.

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