Hmm. You are probably very similar to my setup (ubuntu 12.04, Postgres
9.1), and my Postgres install did manage to use the system timezone. I
would check two things:
1) /etc/timezone
2) run psql and execute 'show timezone;'
If those values look reasonable, then I'm out of suggestions.

-Will


On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:12 PM, <neil.burd...@csiro.au> wrote:

>  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> 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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