I need to change the operating system time zone from UTC to EST. How will this affect JIRA records?

JIRA v7.1.9 on Ubuntu.  I want to change the time zone for this OS from UTC to EST. Are there any problems with doing this in regards to the JIRA DB?  

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When I've tried to change the timezone for the server hosting our JIRA app, JIRA stopped working with an error stating that it is in a different time than the database time. I haven't tried changing the time on the DB machine and see if it worked but I think (with emphasis on "I think") you will have to do this in tandem (change the timezone both on the DB machine and JIRA machine.

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