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Docker: How To Change the Time Zone of a Container (Doc ID 2300430.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 29, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64


The goal of this document is to set up the timezone on the container to match the same timezone on the Docker server, this will allow users to see the same time in both instances (Docker Server and Container).

Most of the time Containers do not use the same time as the Docker server, this document will show how to configure this.


This is how this looks like before making the changes.

Container Time:



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