Error: "Primary, reference, & single Servers should not follow a secondary server.

  • 10058030
  • NOVL30978
  • 30-Oct-2000
  • 03-Jun-2002

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Fact

Novell NetWare 4.11

Novell NetWare 5

Novell NetWare 5.1

Symptom

Error: "Primary, reference, & single Servers should not follow a secondary server.

The server polled, SERVER NAME, the time exchange was ignored".

The error is received on both primary time servers.

Cause

A new server is designated as the reference server and the primary servers configured source list is pointing to the old reference server.

In MONITOR | Server Parameters | Time | TIMESYNC Type and Default Time Server Type settings were different (i.e., Primary and Secondary)

Fix

1.  Edit the timesync.cfg file and change the TIMESYNC Configured Time Source list to show the correct reference server.
2.  Confirm Configured Sources = ON.
3.  Then unload timesync and load timesync.
4.  Also see KB 10011515 to change the time source type on a server.

In MONITOR | Server Parameters | Time | TIMESYNC Type and Default Time Server Type settings need to be the same (i.e., both Primary, both Secondary, etc.)

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