OBIEE11g Clock Skew Error is Logged in Sawlog, "Files are being created in the past" (Doc ID 2092900.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.9.0 and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.9.0 to 11.1.1.9.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

 On OBIEE 11.1.1.9, the following error message is logged every 60 minutes in sawlog.

[2015-01-01T00:00:00.000-00:00] [OBIPS] [ERROR:16] []
[ecid: 0000000000000000000000000000000000,0,0000] [tid: 0000000000]
Files are being created in the past.
The NFS mounted File System server system time and the OBIPS server system time are off by more than 1 seconds.
This can lead to undefined behaviour in OBIPS.
Please see your system administrator to ensure the clocks are synchronized.[[
File:catalogimpl.cpp
Line:1130
Location:
saw.catalog.impl.checkForClockSkew
saw.taskScheduler.processJob
taskscheduler
saw.threads
task: Detect Clock Skew
]]

What does this message mean?

Solution

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