A time zone is a region on Earth that has a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. It is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time, so time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions.

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automate dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using puppet to admin a cluster of debian servers. I need to change the timezone of each machine on the cluster. The proper debian way to do this is to use dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. But I can ...
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How do I change timezone in centos 6.2?

Here is the output of my date command: [root@r1304 ~]# date Wed Apr 18 15:43:28 GST 2012 I want to change the default system timezone to Asia/Dubai. I've fallowed a tutorial and did fallowing: ln ...
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Local timezones on servers considered harmful?

I'm curious as to what other administrators' experiences with timezones, in the context of remotely administered servers, are. In my career I've come across several conventions; Always, always, ...
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What time zone is displayed in windows event logs? When viewing saved log from another machine?

What time zone is being displayed here? GMT? System time zone? What happens when I export the log and view it on a second machine. Does it use the first system's time zone or the second? Thanks!
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Managing multi-timezone servers

What would be an ideal time and timezone setup for multi-country servers? Especially considering one central IT team managing these servers. Currently we have each server using a local timezone. e.g. ...
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Why is the time messed up on my Ubuntu Server VPS?

A month back loads of services on my VPS stopped working. After messing about for an hour or so i worked out that the time had frozen. I gather it was some sort of virtualization bug and a reboot soon ...
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Setting the Timezone with an automated script

I'm writing scripts to automate setting up new slicehost installations. In a perfect world, after I started the script, it would just run, with no attention from me. I have succeeded, with one ...
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Crontab schedule in different timezones

I would like to schedule my tasks in EST but I want the actual task to run under the default system timezone. Whats the best way of doing this?
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PostgreSQL timezone does not match system timezone

I have several PostgreSQL 9.2 installations where the timezone used by PostgreSQL is GMT, despite the entire system being "Europe/Vienna". I double-checked that postgresql.conf does not contain ...
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Cannot run logwatch due to Date::Manip issue

I tried to run logwatch at follows [root@machine cron.daily]# ./0logwatch ERROR: Date::Manip unable to determine TimeZone. Execute the following command in a shell prompt: perldoc ...
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PHP date.timezone warning

I keep getting this error: Message: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the ...
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Timezone for cron jobs

We have a VDS running CentOS 5.5 that was created and configured with the EDT timezone. I have replaced etc/localtime with a link pointing to the Australia/Melbourne (UTC+10) timezone file. Running ...
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“find -mtime” does not work as expected on files with different timezones?

I have some files on server with the date several months ago, but invisible for find -mtime 7 search. When I list them as ls -l they look perfectly normal -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 347253 Jun 12 ...
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Changing the timezone on a RHEL5/CentOS system

How do I change the timezone on a RHEL5 system? I'm reading the instructions here - http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-linux-unix-change-setup-timezone-tz-variable/ But they seem very bold (altering ...
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server restart after timezone change

Is it required that the server should be rebooted once I change the time? I ran into trouble when I changed the datetime and did not restart crond. Is there any other service that may have issues ...
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Debian change system timezone to Windows equivalent

i'm almost new to linux, so, here is my situation, i have a pc with debian 6 and Webmin 1.570 installed(the easy way), and i want to change the system timezone, i know that in windows server, i'm on ...
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Question on date and timezone in Linux

I did the date command and it gave the following output root@localhost:~$ date Thu Dec 30 14:19:47 UTC 2010 Then i modified the date using date -s command whichn gave the following output ...
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Why is $ date still displaying EST when /etc/localtime is symlinked to /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT?

I'm having a problem setting the date on my server... $ ls -la /etc | grep localtime lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Mar 6 12:07 /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT For some reason, although ...
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In what case you would use non-UTC timezone on a server?

I'm curious what would be someone's reasoning behind using a non-UTC timezone (esp. the one with daylight savings). I've noticed Gmail's email headers showing PDT (UTC-0700) timezone (in Received ...
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How to make Jenkins CI use Local time instead of UTC on debian squeeze

I have a Jenkins-ci installation on a debian squeeze. Current default time zone: 'America/Toronto' Local time is now: Mon Jul 9 16:00:57 EDT 2012. Universal Time is now: Mon Jul 9 20:00:57 ...
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Timezone modifications, where DST is officially cancelled

I'm at Cairo-Egypt, so my Linux machine switched the time from GMT+2 to GMT+3 just this night as it does each year at this date, for the DST starts today. But in Cairo that DST was canceled just this ...
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Override Daylight Savings Time configuration

All the computers on my network (2003 Server AD) are configured to get their Time updates from the PDC-Emulator. The PDC gets updates from time.windows.com. The system is in Israel where we have no ...
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ntpdate ignores my timezone

I'm trying to set up time sync on a CentOS 5.5 VDS but can't figure out why it won't update to the correct timezone. e.g. After manually setting the correct date and time when I run this: date ...
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How do I set a time zone for a crontab?

I would like to use UTC for the scheduling times in a crontab for a single user, regardless of the current time zone of the server. How do I do this on Debian Etch?
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ntpdate: no server suitable for synchronization found

[root@myHost default]# ntpdate -d pool.ntp.org 15 Apr 11:21:18 ntpdate[6331]: ntpdate 4.2.0a@1.1190-r Thu Feb 24 20:39:57 EST 2011 (1) Looking for host pool.ntp.org and service ntp host found : ...
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Amazon EC2 instances changes server time/date on reboots and other time weirdness

I have a windows instance up in EC2. I manually set the timezone to Pacific. 1) For some reason using window's built in time sync doesn't work in the instance...but whatever. I turn off automatic ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 system time randomly resets to 4 hours in the past

I am having a problem where the time randomly jumps to 4 hours in the past. As a result, none of the scheduled tasks (such as backups) happen at the correct time, and some time-critical applications ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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preserving local accounts during AD installation

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with about 50 local accounts (no AD). The server functions as a terminal server for users around the world. We have been having issues with the time zones for users ...
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Changing Timezone, Centos Apache server

I'm trying to change my server's timezone. I was following this tutorial but I can't get it to change to Pacific Standard Time. ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST localtime Will work, but ln -sf ...
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IIS Time Zone and daylight saving changes

How can I determine Time Zone setting for IIS. It seems that ever since the daylight savings were applied (+1 hour) the time returned by IIS is 1 hour behind as the +1 was ignored. The time on the ...
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RHEL: Timezone change affected processes

I'm having troubles by a recent time zone change (the time went an hour back). Even though using the date command returns the correct time and date, i'm having trouble with programs that use log4j (it ...
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A cron replacement that handles multiple time zones

I am looking for a cron replacement (or a method in cron if at all possible) that can allow for the scheduling of jobs in any number of time zones (specifically more than one per user/file). What I ...
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How to change the timezone for a SmartOS Global Zone?

The SmartOS Global Zone defaults to the UTC timezone. I'd like to schedule some cron jobs, and I'd like them to automatically follow daylight saving time changes, without requiring me to manually ...
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Windows NTP client changes timezone to Pacific automatically

I have a Windows 2008 server machine and I am trying to use this public IP 128.252.19.1 to synchronize the time, however, I would like my system to have Eastern timezone. When I enter the ...
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Should each machine in a high availability cluster have same time zone?

I'm curious if people with experience think it makes sense to give all machines in a replication cluster the same time zone and time regardless of physical location to help ensure that dates are ...
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How often does a Linux check it's /etc/localtime file

I am trying to troubleshoot a problem. Some very helpful information would lead me to a solution is: Often does Linux check the /etc/localtime file? Additionally if there is a configuration file to ...
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Why are cronjobs running at the wrong time?

I have cronjobs setup to be run daily on my Ubuntu server. eg. 0 4 * * * command They are running except they are running 8 hours early. When setting up the server, it was originally set to UTC ...
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PostgreSQL 7.4 => 8.1 migration: timezone issue

Okay, so I'm migrating Project Open to a new server (opensource project management system built on OpenACS which uses AOLServer) and ran into a very strange issue: importing a 7.4 dump automatically ...
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PHP hits 100% CPU and eats RAM at the same time Monday to Friday

We run a learning platform for primary schools here in the UK and it's all been running extremely well. However at around 4PM Monday to Friday we see the same issue arise -- 1-2 PHP threads will ...
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Exchange 2010 update timezone of all calendar items

We are currently operating Exchange 2010 server with Outlook 2010 clients on a ship. We have just changed timezones for the first time in quite a while today. Is there any way to rebase all the ...
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changing timezone affects cron time

I have set up a cron to run at every 26th minute. $ crontab -l 26 * * * * date > /home/time.txt 2> /home/time_err.txt The current time shown by date command. $ date Thu Aug 25 23:26:00 CDT ...
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How to get the timezone of a system image?

I'd like to get the timezone of a system. Now some caveats... Im using Linux, and the target systems will be UNIX. I'll be using only system images, ie. not the live system, but the partitions will ...
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date.timezone PHP error

I'm getting the infamous PHP timezone error: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the ...
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time / timezone of Linux VM on Hyper-V

HI there I installed a CentOS VM on Hyper-V server and am quite confused on the time settings. my Hyper-V is set to (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US&Canada), and when installed the CentOS VM, on ...
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Change users timezone settings in MOSS

In MOSS 2007 I am trying to change the timezone settings per user using the follow link (domain removed): https://(domain removed).com/_layouts/regionalsetng.aspx?Type=User&Source= screenshot: ...
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Setting Linux time zone

Should /etc/localtime (under RHEL 5.3, not that I think it matters) be: a symlink to /usr/share/zoneinfo/whatever a hard link to /usr/share/zoneinfo/whatever a copy of /usr/share/zoneinfo/whatever ...
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Where is the UTC timezone in CentOS?

I was running the CentOS installer, and was surprised that I couldn't find UTC when prompted for the timezone. The only available choices are: Etc/GMT Etc/GMT±[1-12] Etc/UTC However, I recently ...
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How can I run a Perl script in a different timezone?

I need to run a Perl script, but make it think that it is in a different timezone (GMT) than the server is configured to use normally. I would like to do this without modify the existing script, by ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Issue

I have 2 HP Proliant servers with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed on them. They are headless servers, and I do not have a way of visually seeing the user interface of the servers. I do however know ...