Thanks, but looking at /etc/postgresql/9.1/main/postgresql.conf i have the 
following:
#timezone = '(defaults to server environment setting)'
#timezone_abbreviations = 'Default'     # Select the set of available time zone
                                        # abbreviations.  Currently, there are
                                        #   Default
                                        #   Australia
                                        #   India
                                        # You can create your own file in
                                        # share/timezonesets/.

So i assume it should get the time from the ubuntu machine it runs on. I have 
not done any configuration to the postgresql database. Only installing it.

Neil
________________________________
From: Will Holtz [who...@lygos.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:25 AM
To: Burdett, Neil (CCI, Herston - RBWH)
Cc: galaxy-dev@lists.bx.psu.edu
Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] Postgresql database time wrong...

Postgres generally stores datatime fields in GMT, and then translates them to 
the local time zone when generating a query. Check the TimeZone variable in 
your postgres.conf.

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/datatype-datetime.html#DATATYPE-TIMEZONES

-Will


On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM, 
<neil.burd...@csiro.au<mailto:neil.burd...@csiro.au>> wrote:
Hi
   I have quite a strange issue. I have a local install of Galaxy setup. When I 
type 'date' on my Ubuntu machine I get something like:

Wed Jun 18 09:25:22 EST 2014

When i then execute a job and look in the database at the create_time i.e.

# select create_time from job order by create_time;

I get

2014-06-17 23:20:00.133828

So about 10 hours different. Is there some configuration I need to set as 
Brisbane is 10hrs ahead of GMT (coincidence?)

Thanks
Neil

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