Re: [nslu2-general] Re: Problem with BST and File Synchronisation
- On 3/31/08, ian_jefferyes <nslu2@...> wrote:
>Leave the PC set to UK Standard Time (which seems to be the same as
> --- In email@example.com, "Carl Lowenstein"
> <clowenstein@...> wrote:
> > On 3/31/08, ian_jefferyes <nslu2@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am using my NSLU2 for backing up all of my pictures, videos, music
> > > etc and am using a program called SyncBack to do the copying.
> > >
> > > But the problem I am hitting is that since the clocks went
> forward for
> > > British Summer Time (BST), all of the files now say that they are an
> > > hour out and therefore it is trying to copy them all again, aaahh!!
> > >
> > > Can someone tell me how I can get around this.
> > >
> > > I have tried playing with the time settings on the NSLU2 but these
> > > seem to make no difference.
> > Shouldn't you be keeping file times in UTC? That doesn't change with
> > Summer Time. Maybe SyncBack is a Windows-centric program and doesn't
> > know that file times should be kept in UTC, and displayed to the user
> > in local time.
> > carl
> > --
> > carl lowenstein
> > marine physical lab, u.c. san diego
> > clowenstein@...
> Yes, SyncBack is a Windows based program as it is running on my
> Windows based PC (sorry) and having had a quick look on the internet
> for UTC I think you are spot on.
> Am I right in thinking that there is nothing then on the NSLU2 that
> can be done to change the time of the files? Therefore this leaves me
> with two options.
> 1. As you suggest use UTC on the PC and manually set the time.
> (although I have just tried this and all of my files are still an hour
> out so will need to be copied again).
> 2. Change the Sync so it ignores differences in files of up to an
> hour. (Horrible but will work)
UTC) and tell it not to change for Daylight Time. I think you can do
this to Windows, but I don't do windows very much.
Can you ask the NSLU2 what time it thinks it is? Unix commands would be
date # date and time in local zone
date -u # date and time in UTC
marine physical lab, u.c. san diego