How to set the date and time on an IBDR Appliance

How to set the date and time on an IBDR Appliance


IBDR Appliance Backup schedules take into consideration the time zone which is configured on the device. Incorrect configuration of the time zone may cause issues, for example backup jobs are started outside of backup timeframe, wrong date or time of the notifications, log files and messages. In the article we will review how to configure time zone on the appliance.

There are 2 ways to set the time zone, first one is to use NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers for time sync based on time zone. Another option is manual configuration.


  • You are logged in IBDR Appliance Management Console

How to configure Time synchronization via NTP server

1) Select the NTP Server as Time Update method. This method is used by default on IBDR Appliance, and it is recommended.

2) Set the Time Zone. It is recommended to select the time zone where this IBDR Appliance is located to avoid confusion why backup job start time is different.

3) Apply the settings. Once time zone is set, it is necessary to press "Apply" button to apply the settings.
4) Update current time. You can update the current time pressing "Update time via the first NTP server" button.

How to modify the list of NTP servers

1) Adjust NTP Servers list. It is possible to modify the list of NTP servers which will be used by IBDR Appliance. You can find default configuration on a screenshot below.

You can delete the NTP server from the list selecting the server and clicking Remove.

Using the Up and Down buttons you can move selected NTP server in the list.

IBDR Appliance will sync time zone with the first reachable NTP server.

Entering the hostname or IP address and clicking Add button will add the specified server to the end of this list.

2) Apply the settings. Once the list is adjusted, it is necessary to click "Apply" button to apply the settings.

How to configure Date and Time manually

1) Select Manual Configuration as Time Update method. This method is acceptable if IBDR Appliance is behind a firewall and according to security policies should not communicate with external resources (including NTP servers). However, if it is the case, it is still recommended to use an NTP server deployed in the LAN.

2) Configure Date and Time in Manual Time Configuration box. If Manual Configuration is selected, Manual Time Configuration box is enabled so you can specify local date and time.
3) Apply the settings. Once Date and Time is set, it is necessary to click "Apply" button to apply the settings.

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