Date/time update of second BBB

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Hartley Sweeten

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Oct 23, 2020, 1:29:20 AM10/23/20
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I have two BeagleBone Black boards connected together with an Ethernet cable. One BBB has a battery backed RTC the other does not. Is there a simple way for the second BBB to update its date/time from the first BBB?

Tarmo

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Oct 23, 2020, 3:09:27 AM10/23/20
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On Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8:29:20 AM UTC+3 biggu...@gmail.com wrote:
I have two BeagleBone Black boards connected together with an Ethernet cable. One BBB has a battery backed RTC the other does not. Is there a simple way for the second BBB to update its date/time from the first BBB?

If they were both connected to Internet, you wouldn't have to do anything as the second BBB would update its time via NTP as soon as it's online.

If they're not connected to Internet, it should be a matter of running an NTP server on the BBB with battery packed RTC. The other one can run an NTP client. First tutorial I came upon:

I don't know how the NTP server will behave if there's no Internet in the first BBB. Configuration may require some tweaks to account for this.

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