[SOLVED] LXC not getting host time

CharlesErickT

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Hello,

From my understanding, a container should get his date and time settings from the host ?

I'm asking because all my containers on a said host are in UTC timezone while the host is on the EST timezone. Rebooting the host and the containers changed nothing.

Do I need to set /etc/localtime manually in the container ? What if NTP is installed on the host ? Shouldn't the containers pull the NTP time from the host ?

The containers are Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

and here's my pveversion -v on the host
Code:
proxmox-ve: 5.1-25 (running kernel: 4.13.4-1-pve)
pve-manager: 5.1-35 (running version: 5.1-35/722cc488)
pve-kernel-4.13.4-1-pve: 4.13.4-25
libpve-http-server-perl: 2.0-6
lvm2: 2.02.168-pve6
corosync: 2.4.2-pve3
libqb0: 1.0.1-1
pve-cluster: 5.0-15
qemu-server: 5.0-17
pve-firmware: 2.0-3
libpve-common-perl: 5.0-20
libpve-guest-common-perl: 2.0-13
libpve-access-control: 5.0-7
libpve-storage-perl: 5.0-16
pve-libspice-server1: 0.12.8-3
vncterm: 1.5-2
pve-docs: 5.1-12
pve-qemu-kvm: 2.9.1-2
pve-container: 2.0-17
pve-firewall: 3.0-3
pve-ha-manager: 2.0-3
ksm-control-daemon: 1.2-2
glusterfs-client: 3.8.8-1
lxc-pve: 2.1.0-2
lxcfs: 2.0.7-pve4
criu: 2.11.1-1~bpo90
novnc-pve: 0.6-4
smartmontools: 6.5+svn4324-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.7.2-pve1~bpo90
Thanks
 

tom

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set your timezone in your lxc container with:

> dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
 

CharlesErickT

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set your timezone in your lxc container with:

> dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
Then the time will be synchronise with the host if they are on the same timezone and the host is an NTP server or they are separate and not related ?
 

wbumiller

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The timezone is normally used purely for the purpose of dispalying the time or parsing user input. Internally your container will use the host's clock.
So if they're using the same timezone, they should display the same time, but one's timezone setting will not influence the other's.
 
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