Dayz Server Time Settings

  • Hello,

    I am new to having control of my groups server and I have been asked to adjust the time settings because the night time just drags on to long. I know how to adjust the settings and how that all works but my main questions are.

    1. If you change the time settings do you have to restart the server for them to take affect or will it just change automatically?

    2. If I have to restart the sever will we loose all the progress that has already been made?