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How to Diagnose Wrong Time ( SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP) After DST Change , Server Reboot , Database Restart or Installation When Connecting to a Database on an Unix Server (Doc ID 1627439.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Possible reasons to follow this note:

* The result of SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP is not what is expected and is one (or several) hours "off".
* The result of SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP of a "local" oracle_sid connection using sqlplus on the server shows the correct time but when using sqlplus with an remote (listener) connection SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP are not correct / one or more hours "off".

 For changing the result of SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP to a NEW timezone please see <note 1988586.1> How to Change the "Database Time" ( SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP) To An Other Time / Timezone


 This may happen:


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