Snapshots naming scheme

ca_maer

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Hello,

We have a backup schedule for PBS that run at 23:00 EST everyday. The issue we have is that the naming scheme for the snapshot seems to be built using a different timezone.

An exemple would be if we backup a VM the 21 of May at 23:00 EST, the snapshot name would be 22 of May 3:00

This is pretty confusing. Is there a way to change that ?

Here is a screenshot of what I mean
Screen Shot 2021-05-21 at 3.47.34 PM.png

The timezone is also correctly set in PBS
Screen Shot 2021-05-21 at 3.55.08 PM.png

Thanks
 
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Ansy

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Very confusing. Especially when you delegate list and download rights to some low qualified users, so they can't find the proper backup.
 

dcsapak

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This is pretty confusing. Is there a way to change that ?
no, for uniqueness, the snapshot time shown in the id is always UTC in iso format
that is the reason why there is a separate column with the local time stamp of that backup
 

janos

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Hello,

We have a backup schedule for PBS that run at 23:00 EST everyday. The issue we have is that the naming scheme for the snapshot seems to be built using a different timezone.

An exemple would be if we backup a VM the 21 of May at 23:00 EST, the snapshot name would be 22 of May 3:00

This is pretty confusing. Is there a way to change that ?

Here is a screenshot of what I mean
View attachment 26187

The timezone is also correctly set in PBS
View attachment 26188

Thanks

The time in snapshot list is using ISO8601 format.
The Z suffix in the ISO 8601 time representation is sometimes referred to as "Zulu time" because the same letter is used to designate the Zulu time zone.
 

Ansy

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Date and time is historicaly very complex theme... sometimes for the uniqueness I used UNIX Epoch time format (plain seconds from 1970.01.01 00:00:00), but IMHO it's better to make the names configurable, because of rare case of moving PBS to another timezone, and ever daylight saving is used not everywhere.
 

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