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I have a server set up through Amazon AWS. It's Amazon's RHEL-based AMI. When I initially booted up the machine, I set the proper timezone by creating a symlink:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles /etc/localtime

This works just fine, but whenever Amazon provides an update to their AMI the timezone automatically reverts to UTC. Is there a way around this or does it have to be manually set after each update?

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Same thing happened to me. I think you need to update the /etc/sysconfig/clock config file to reflect your desired timezone in addition to updating /etc/localtime (which you've already done).

For me, this meant changing the default of:




I won't really know if this has worked until the next time Amazon release an update, but I've got my fingers crossed ... :-)

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