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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is the -real- server time? Linux/CentOS

Greetings, I am trying to find out what timezone the operating system/bios clock? is running in. The problem is that if TZ is missing or empty, I suspect that date and ls revert to TZ=UTC. However, ...
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NTP server sync

I wish to understand following scenario with NTP server, I have 3 systems in the network and on two I have configured the NTP server (these two systems doesn't have network in between them) then on ...
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How to configure a Cisco Catalyst 2960 to synchronize with an NTP server

I would like to synchronize a Cisco Catalyst 2960 series switch with a publicly available NTP server such as time.apple.com. I have reviewed the knowledge base article here: Catalyst 2960 ...
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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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How to discover current time-zone (FreeNAS shell)?

How can I find which time-zone is currently in effect on my system and get offset to it? I need this information in order to offset some time calculations and I cannot make it constant because of ...
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CentOS keeps losing its localtime setting? [duplicate]

I'm running an extremely typical CentOS 6.5 server at DigitalOcean. As part of the site setup, I've changed /etc/localtime to something appropriate for me: rm /etc/localtime ln -sf ...
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Setting domain computers Time\Timezone from Domain controller

I have found that we can set Computers in domain to Sync Time from Domain Controller. Similarly is it possible to control Domain controllers time zone(set\Change) from Domain controller.
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Any drawbacks for using same time zone configuration in Data Centers across time zones? [duplicate]

I operate almost entirely in one time zone. Supposing a Data Center in another time zone, it would make sense to configure the machines in that data center to use my time zone, and not local. Are ...
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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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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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MySQL PID Errors

While attempting to change the MySQL server timezone to CDT to match the Centos sytem time, something has messed up. I edited the my.conf in /etc/ in vim logged in to SSH as root, and saved it. On ...
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Server timezone changed to PHT but logs still written in MST?

A couple of days ago, I updated the timezone on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server using $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. Today I noticed while tailing the mail log, that the times were still 15 hours behind. ...
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How to update/install zoneinfo timezone database on CentOS?

I'm trying to update my timezone database, on CentOS, the database located at /usr/share/zoneinfo. I downloaded the time zone data from IANA here: http://www.iana.org/time-zones I tried editing the ...
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MDT 2012 - KeyboardLocale, SkipTimeZone don't work

I am trying out image deployment using MDT. IT is a wonderful tool to do lite-touch deployment, however the automation does not do exactly what I expected. eg. I have the following in the ...
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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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How to set timezone of PHP and MySQL?

I need to set them to the same timezone.
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PHP Startup: Timezone database is corrupt

I have a CentOS 5.2 server. PHP is now at the 5.2.10 version (php-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386), and I have updated to 5.3, tzdata was updated too (tzdata-2009i-2.el5.noarch). Since the update, Apache ...
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Why do I need to use systemd to set my timezone in RHEL7?

I used to be able to edit /etc/sysconfig/clock, but now I need to use timedatectl, which I believe is a systemd command. What has that got to do with booting the system?
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CentOS 6.5 server time zone won't persist?

I'm setting my timezone like so: ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime It works fine, I check with date and all is good. But then a few days later I'll realise it's reset itself ...
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KVM guest time shift on host reboot

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.04 as a KVM host, and created an Ubuntu guest that is also running Ubuntu server 12.04. The servers are in the AST time zone which is UTC + 3 hours. After setting the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How do I make sure that BOTH my server and MYSQL have the same timezone?

Because when I create a time in Python scripts..I want it to match MYSQL's time. How do I make BOTH of them pacific time?
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syslog (auth log) reports incorrect time

I have noticed that my syslog reports incorrect time for some authentication entries. The typical behaviour looks like this: Feb 16 13:32:20 dev sshd[29537]: Invalid user oracle from 110.188.0.123 ...
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Server time won't remain set

So I've got a Linux machine running CentOS 6.5 and I've been trying to correct its timezone. I got it set once but for some reason it won't stay to what I set it as. The following steps I have ...
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Will the timezone be converted across geographical areas?

I'm using Active directory in Windows server 2008 R2. My domain is in a particular timezone and my client say X is in another timezone. Now I have implemented certain restrictions that X cannot logon ...
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CentOS - Why is NY/EST Timezone being considered MST?

It seems as if the server thinks New York is MST, despite all my efforts of trying to set it to EST. Just what is going on here? The time in New York is actually 2:22PM EST, but my server is stuck 3 ...
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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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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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Updating system's “Olson” Timezone Database Version

My phpinfo() shows: "Olson" Timezone Database Version 0.system Instead of installing the pecl module, isnt it better if I can update the system timezone database / system? How can I do that? ...
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Timezone settings for WebSphere 6.1

We have an application running on WebSphere which does (apart from other things) logging with timestamps. These timestamps are GMT. We are in the CET Timezone (Germany). WebSphere allows to specify ...
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Server time is off by 5 minutes [closed]

I need to create a cron job to run a script. Changed the server timezone to Eastern following the first option in this guide. The timezone was changed successfully but when I run date I'm noticing ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - Time change on domain

The time on my domain is 50 minutes behind the correct time. I would like to change the time on all the servers in the domain to reflect the correct time. Here is the setup: Two physical machines ...
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Setting up your linux box for GMT

I would like to get my server time as close to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) as possible. What is best way to do this? It's Ubuntu 10
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different time zone server

I have a server with ls ubuntu 12.04 apache2 and mysql. I have two sites on this server, example.com and example.org. The example.com is a site for a country that has timezone -4 (UTC-4) and ...
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setting timezone on ubuntu server

I just have set my timezone on my ubuntu server like this: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Through a GUI I selected then Europe and London. Then it said: Current default time zone: 'Europe/London' Local ...
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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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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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Should /etc/localtime be a symlink or a file?

When I first install a RHEL system, I select a timezone. Examining the /etc/localtime, I see that this is a copy of one of the files from /usr/share/zoneinfo. However, when I look into changing the ...
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Timezone inaccuracy

we've been having an issue getting time synced across our Litespeed web cluster, that being that the system time (we're using CentOS) appears to be thinking that the current time for EST (Being the ...
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installing a specific update and change timezone for all domain users through active directory

In my country Jordan the government decided to cancel the daylight saving time, so the timezone was (UTC +2) and now it is (UTC +3), however microsoft released a hotfix update for this issue. now I ...
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configuring server time to allow for daylight savings [closed]

Ive got a script that is allows users to submit data to a db, when data is submitted a timestamp is also added, my local time zone is GMT, as is my server time as set it plesk 11, but when the data ...