Ubuntu Set Timezone to UTC

Objective: Set Timezone to UTC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


You will be using tzdata and ntpdate

Setting the timezone

After running this select “etc” (hit enter) then select “UTC” (hit enter)

pkg-reconfigure tzdata

Syncing the clock

apt-get -y install ntpdate
ntpdate pool.ntp.org

Updating crontab to sync clock daily

crontab -l > tmp.cron
echo "@daily /usr/sbin/ntpdate pool.ntp.org" >> tmp.cron
crontab tmp.cron

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