The system time zone setting is used for managing time-related information, such as displaying the correct time and date on your computer, scheduling tasks, and handling time-related data. Changing the time zone can affect various system functions and can lead to synchronization and scheduling issues. See related guides: Enable or disable Linux System’s Clock Sync with NTP Server and Kerberos error: Clock skew too great while getting initial credentials.
This guide will provide you with details on how to change the system time zone under RedHat and CentOS.
When you have some servers in your enterprise environment running in different timezones. It is vital to have your servers (Master and Slaves) running in the same time zone. This helps in having an accurate timestamp of events.
The command timedatectl prints extensive information about the timezone as shown below:
Another way to achieve this is by running the syntax below
To list available timezones, run the command below
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Steps to change the system time zone
The time zone can be changed by executing the following command below
sudo timedatectl set-timezone <timezone>
Next, Restart the Server with the command below
FAQs relating to system time zone
In most cases, you don’t need to reboot the system. The time zone change takes effect immediately after you run the
timedatectl command to set the new time zone as described above. You can verify the change by running
timedatectl or checking the system clock.
You can use the
timedatectl command with the
list-timezones option to display a list of available time zones. You can then select the desired time zone from the list.
On how to change the timezone in Ubuntu. That’s all for changing the system time zone under RedHat and CentOS. I hope you found this blog post helpful. Please leave a question or comment down below.