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1922175 - Issues with SAP system time when using Network Time Protocoll (NTP)


  • The SAP system log (SM21) sporadically displays the following error message: 'System time was set externally in the past. Wait <n> second(s)'
  • ZDATE* dump occurs.
    Following information may appear in dump text (ST22):

         Earlier timestamp: "Mon Oct 24 21:25:11 2016#"
         Later timestamp: "Mon Oct 24 21:24:55 2016#"  <--- it is earlier than "Earlier timestamp"



  • SAP NetWeaver All versions
  • SAP R/3 All versions
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)


SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP R/3 all versions


ZDATE_ILLEGAL_LOCTIME, ZDATE_LARGE_TIME_DIFF, ZDATE_ILLEGAL_DBTIME, time synchronization, past, soft , KBA , BC-SRV-TIM-TZ , Time zones , BC-OP , Operating System Platforms , Problem

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