- Go to https://support.teradata.com.
- Log in.
To configure NTP, see Knowledge Article KAP1A9C72, also available at https://support.teradata.com.
The database can manage the small differences between node clocks due to the minute drift that NTP allows. In the unlikely event that an update is made to an existing row such that the beginning of a time period is after the end time, the transaction is automatically aborted.
Teradata recommends synchronizing the system to an external master time source, such as a Web-based or government sponsored standard time service.
When new nodes are added to the system, the database administrator must manually set the initial time on those nodes. The time must closely match the time on the other nodes in the system. If a node must be replaced, the initial time set on the replacement must be greater (later) than the time the previous node went down.