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How to change the Confluence system date?

The time shown by confluence server in system settings is ahead of my regional time zone. When I change this time-zone to my regional time under Settings->Users->ViewSettings anc change time zone to PST it still does not get updated in system settings. How can I change my system date and time-zone so that the uptime property in settings is 0?

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If your host is in a different timezone than your main organization, you can change the JVM parameters to specify your organization's timezone as the default.

 

Example of this is:

-Duser.timezone=Europe/Sofia

In which file should I be adding this parameter?

Like ashevchenkoweb100 likes this

When I change the timezone using this method, the editor stopped working. It shows "The editor is taking too long to load ... " message. Any idea why?

You probably have added the wrong line in setenv.sh file
I also came across this issue with the error message

"This page is taking longer to load than usual. Give it a few moments, then try refreshing.

when I've mistakenly added the bellow line in the file:

CATALINA_OPTS="-Duser.timezone=Europe/London"

instead of

CATALINA_OPTS="-Duser.timezone=Europe/London ${CATALINA_OPTS}"

I've tested this in our staging and production systems after correcting the line in the file and it works as expected.
Hope it helps

The system time is taken from the host, isn't it? 

It did not ask me for it while setting up confluence

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