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I'm in the eastern time zone and my server overnight was supposed to "spring forward" last night: advance the time by one hour. So at 2AM it was supposed to ...
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    Question Time/date screwup when my server did "spring forward" last night


    I'm in the eastern time zone and my server overnight was supposed to "spring forward" last night: advance the time by one hour. So at 2AM it was supposed to become 3AM.

    I woke up this morning and went to my forums and noticed all new posts were showing a date from April 2029 !!

    How can I find out HOW this happened so that I can make sure it doesn't happen in the future? It's really created a mess!

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    Are you sure your timezone database is up to date? My system updated just fine (RHEL 6 clone). Also, you should set your hardware clock to GMT/UTC and let the locale and tz data set the actual viewed date accordingly.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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