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Change the timezone for logs in App platform

Hi, I console.log but it shows UTC in the logs. How do I change the timezone to IST? The region is in B’lore but it still shows utc.


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I have just started using the Digital Ocean App platform to quickly deploy and test our Microservices. One thing that was quickly discovered by our test users was the 2-hour difference in terms of time indicated on some of the messages sent to the customer. We are using CAT / GMT(+2) but the servertime is 2 hours behind.

Hi there,

I’ve noticed a similar question here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-adjust-the-server-timezone-in-app-platform

The solution is to set the timezone with a TZ environment variable, for example:

TZ='Africa/Lagos'

Hope this helps! Best, Bobby

This command did it for me in Ubuntu 22.10:

$ sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York

Time zone names:

$ timedatectl list-timezones | less

Confirm:

$ timedatectl
           Local time: Sat 2022-11-26 10:52:08 EST
       Universal time: Sat 2022-11-26 15:52:08 UTC
             RTC time: Sat 2022-11-26 15:52:08
            Time zone: America/New_York (EST, -0500)

Log files will not show the new timezone until you restart. sudo apache2ctl restart did it for the apache logs but to get all the logs (mysql, certbot, etc):

$ reboot