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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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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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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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Hyper-V Centos VM System Time go forward

I have hyper-v virtual machine with Centos OS. My system time is always an hour ahead. I tried disabling the time sync in Hyper-V VM settings but to no avail. As I can see, the hardware time is ok.. ...
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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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Custom timezone resets to default timezone in Centos 6

I have configured the timezone in my servers for a custom timezone (America/Mexico_city) by creating a dynamic link in /etc/localtime. Nevertheless, every now and then and with no apparent reason, my ...
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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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php.ini date.timezone usefulness?

I'm not sure if this is a question for serverfault or stackoverflow but it seems like it has a lot to do with server config. We have a server in chicago and the server's clock is on chicago time. But ...
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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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Timezone reset on Amazon AMI update

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 ...
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Separate time zone for different SSH users?

Does anyone know how (or if it is possible) to set a separate timezone for different SSH users (or screens)? I am trying to figure out a way to run processes in different time zones, so that the time ...
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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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What would be the down sides of running a VPS on GMT time instead of American time?

I have a VPS which is hosted in America somewhere. It's alright and does a job. However, while configuring the web mail system on the VPS, I noticed that the time displayed was for America and not ...
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Install Java TimeZone update

I need to install a time zone update to java on a RedHat 5.3 server. I researched online and there is a tool called tzupdater which does this, but the latest version is 2011n and I need to install ...
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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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Problems with time correction on Debian

I am trying to correct the time on the Debian server. I selected my timezone in the /usr/bin/tzselect I select the correct continent and country, when the system asks me if the date is correct and ...
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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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Where does Cron checks the time zone on Debian?

I have seen number of topics that are related to my question, but non of them answers it. Where does Cron look-up the time zone ? root@awesome:~# date Fri Feb 17 14:02:02 EET 2012 root@awesome:~# ...
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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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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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dhcpd , How to hand out POSIX Timezone

We have a Cisco switch which logs this each time it gets its IP via DHCP: WARN DHCPCLIENT[DHCP Client Task]: dhcp_support.c(1018) 1451 %% Posix Timezone Information is not obtained from 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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Windows timezone

In Windows, we can change timezone easily. But I have one question. In the dropdown list, there are several options for the same timezone. For example, for UTC+8, we can see these options: (UTC+08:00) ...
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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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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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Cronjob time delay [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Timezone for cron jobs On a VPS server, my cronjobs are running 3 hours late. The server current time is Tue Oct 11 23:56:09 EDT 2011 which is the time I want to (I ...
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Anyone setting up a replacement for ADO's TZ FTP site and mailing list?

The TZ mailing list just received the following message from Arthur David Olson: A civil suit was filed on September 30 in federal court in Boston; I'm a defendant; the case involves the time ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any way to view history of time-zone settings in Windows Server 2008?

One of our servers has been set with an incorrect time zone for months and it has affected some of our data in SQL Server. Is there any way to see when time zone settings were made on the server?
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How time is affected by the ntpd and /etc/localtime

Can anyone explain how ntpd and /etc/localtime and system clock interact with each other, in UNIX or more specific in freeBSD? I'm giving the following long description of the concepts in case I ...
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MySQL slave reporting incorrect values for Seconds_Behind_Master

I have a MySQL slave that when it is 0 seconds behind the master, it correctly reports 0 Seconds_Behind_Master. However, if it gets even 1 seconds behind, it reports 14401 Seconds_Behind_Master (which ...
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Timezonesetting not honored, system keeps sitting on timezone

whatever I try, my system (Ubuntu) stays at BRT time instead of CET. I have tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata and set the timezone to "Europe/Berlin". date still shows BRT instead of CET or ...
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MySQL is 2 hours behind system time

Have a FreeBSD box with MySQL server on it. The system time is correct - For Denmark (Europe/Copenhagen) currently summertime. # date Fri Jun 17 12:09:56 CEST 2011 The MySQL server has timezone ...
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Virtual PC: Issues with clock when guest Linux has a different timezone to the host OS

I'm running Linux (Centos) under Virtual PC in Windows 7. Guest is set to a different time zone then host OS and none of them are UTC. The issue is that when guest boots its time is always set to ...
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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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Time zone not recognized on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am working on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit virtual server hosted at GoDaddy. Whenever I change the time zone to Amman (UTC +2:00), and wait around 1 minute, a message appears in the clock ...
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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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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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Server displays wrong UTC time

I am running a CentOS server and just cannot seem to set the time correctly. My problem is that I have set the timezone to UTC, and the server seems to acknowledge this but it still states the wrong ...
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System time is wrong in Proxmox VE host, how can I fix it?

I'm using the latest version of Proxmox VE (which is based on Debian) and I can't fix the wrong time problem: $ pveversion -v pve-manager: 1.7-11 (pve-manager/1.7/5470) running kernel: 2.6.32-4-pve ...
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change mysql timezone to UK

I want to change mysql default timezone to UK timezone, I have no access to mysql config file. Is there any way that I can do this on query level. So once the query executed then it will save date ...
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CentOS 5 VPS - setting the date and time

I've just tried to set the timezone on my VPS to Europe/London: ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime This was fine. However, the time is now wildly out: $ date Sat Feb 5 ...
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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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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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Multiple websites within IIS running with different time zone settings

Is there a way to have multiple websites running within IIS that have different time zone information? For example: The local Windows Server is running in CST. I would like one website (application) ...
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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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Wrong timestamps in /var/log/messages

The /var/log/messages file on an openSUSE 11.2 server shows invalid timestamps. Specifically, the timezone seems to be off for whatever process manages this file. I am unsure whether the times are ...