Digital Ocean Managed Databases Set Timezone to UTC -05:00 Permanently

Posted June 17, 2020 2.3k views
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I’ve searched the docs and forums regarding the forementioned subject, but I can’t seem to find a way to set the global timezone for my managed database to UTC -05:00. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey @GSDynamicsDO,

Unfortunately at this time, it seems that you can’t set this yourself rather annoyingly.

However, if you create a support ticket, our teams can manually set it for you :) Please note that changing the timezone will affect the whole cluster.

You can reach out to our support team via

Hope that helps!
- Matt.