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Generating Time in the Delphix Engine (KBA1369)


Times and Time zones appear in multiple areas on the GUI and the CLI; this topic shows where these time zones reside, if they can be modified, and how to modify them.

When instructing the changes/policies/times its important to provide time-source information. To understand where time gets generated in Delphix Engine -  Delphix GUI reads time from three different places:

  • Source database
  • Delphix engine
  • Browser

Delphix GUI

Target source database

Snapshot policies for VDBs are run from the time and timezone of the target source database.

Browser time

Browser time has the following dependencies in the GUI:

  • Performance
  • Network
  • Capacity 

Delphix engine

You can change the Delphix Engine time in the Sysadmin interface:

  • Audit
  • Events
  • Dashboard
  • Server time (Replication 4.1 and older)


Everything in the CLI is in reference to UTC as the backend of the DxOS is in UTC.

Applicable Delphix Versions

This article applies to the following versions of the Delphix Engine:

Major Release

Sub Releases