Error: date: cannot set date: Operation not permitted (OpenVZ)
After installation of an OpenVZ container (VE/Virtual Environment) not able to set the date, and the time-zone was incorrect. Attempts to set the date resulted in the following error.
# date 031612482009
date: cannot set date: Operation not permitted
To correct this problem, exit from the container (#exit) and issue the following commands.
# vzctl stop <veid>
# vzctl set <veid> –save –capability sys_time:on
# vzctl start <veid>
Where <veid> is your Virtual Environment ID.
Next, log back into your virtual environment and issue the following commands to set the appropriate time-zone for the Virtual Environment (VE).
# vzctl enter <veid>
# mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.old
# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles /etc/localtime
Now you can set the date and time appropriately.