Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) Instructions as Turkey Continues on Daylight Savings Time From 2016
Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL5 to OL6U8]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Turkey switched to permanent GMT+3 and terminated DST. Winter time changes will not applied at 2016-10-30.
As proper due to important national events, countries may choose to delay or alter timezone definitions at any time outside the the normal IT timezone patch building cycles.
Therefore it is important to be aware of these Timezone changes which can impact all levels of the IT stack including agents, Clients, servers and time dependent data.
This document describes procedures for updating timezone changes using provided definitions for Turkey DST 2016 which recently announced it will remain on the +03:00 Offset indefinitely.
As the ODA and many other products are on fixed patching cycles, alternative steps to update timezone settings may be required IF you are impacted by the recent 2016 announcement by Turkey that they will remain at UTC +3:00.
This note will also suggest manual steps as an alternative to waiting for ODA impacted patches allowing users to alter Timezone settings which may fall out of the normal timezone patch update cycles of once or twice a year.
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