Thursday, July 25, 2019

How to change timezone from CEST to UTC on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Some time Linux admin need to configure timezone for Linux host,reason may requirement from application or database team or sometime wrong timezone configuration by Linux admin.

So, Lets see how to configure timezone from CEST to UTC.


Step 1: Before changing timezone please note previous timezone details by using following command.

root@linuxhost:/root : date
Thu Jul 18 16:30:38 CEST 2019

root@linuxhost:/root : cd /etc
root@sedcacoi0060:/etc : ls -lrt /etc/localtime
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root        33 Jul  3 08:57 localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin

Step2 :

Now here we need to change time zone to UTC. Before changing this setting first note previous setting in notepad file.

Step 3:

Excute following command to change timezone to UTC.

#rm /etc/localtime
#ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC /etc/localtime

Step 4:

Confirm change is done or not by using following command.
#ls -lrt /etc/localtime
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 May  6 12:05 /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC

Also using date command admin can confirm that timezone changed from CEST to UTC.


Thu Jul 18 02:40:24 UTC 2019

Thanks !!!

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