I need to set the date to several years in the future in order to test something. When I do this via the date command, the date returns back almost instantly (or within a few seconds).
# timedatectl set-time 2025-12-06 20:41:41
Sat 6 Dec 20:41:43 GMT 2025
Sat 6 Dec 20:41:44 GMT 2025
Sun 6 Dec 20:41:48 GMT 2020
I’m not using ntp (that I know of).
# timedatectl timesync-status
Failed to query server: The name org.freedesktop.timesync1 was not provided by any .service files
# timedatectl show
TimeUSec=Sun 2020-12-06 20:37:19 GMT
RTCTimeUSec=Sun 2020-12-06 18:51:22 GMT
How can I stop (temporarily) the system from automatically setting the date so that I can set it forward?