can i change my droplet time ??? i want it +5.30 indian time zone

October 23, 2015 1.9k views
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kindly please me how can i the the time zone of my droplet in indian zone +5.30

2 Answers

You can change it, which os droplet do you have?

You have to login using ssh:


$ sudo unlink /etc/localtime 
$ sudo ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Indian/<Zone-Of-Your-Choice> /etc/localtime

this will show you all available time zones for Indian

$ ls -al /usr/share/zoneinfo/Indian/

On Ubuntu/Debian distros, you can easily change the timezone by running the command :
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
You will be prompt with a list of timezones that you can select from.

  • CentOS 6.7 x64

    • You can use the following command to change your server time zone to Asia/Kolkata, which is GMT+5:30. :)

      ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kolkata /etc/localtime
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