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Do we need to install a time sync service?

Do we need to install a time sync service on the droplets or is the hardware clock somehow synced? Using CentOS if that’s significant.


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Yes the clock in your VM will drift. Install ntpd as @eldin suggested and you are all set.

So, droplet clocks will drift?

Type the following yum command to install ntp

Turn on service, enter:

chkconfig ntpd on

Synchronize the system clock with 0.pool.ntp.org server

ntpdate pool.ntp.org

Start the Deamon

/etc/init.d/ntpd start

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