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Feature Request: Docker TimeZone

bstreber
Path Finder

Currently Splunk's Docker container does not support TZ or TIMEZONE options. I am able to change the TZ for a individual user but this still causes discrepancies in some log files and times. Additionally for free users who are unable to set a TZ for users this means they are stuck on UTC.

codebuilder
Influencer

You'll have to rebuild the Docker image using updated TZ in the Docker Makefile.

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cloutid
New Member

Hi, have you tried modifying the Dockerfile and set the timezone there?

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bstreber
Path Finder

Yeah I attempted TIMEZONE = America/Vancouver and when I enter "date" in the console it would respond with the UTC time but specify the timezone I selected.

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cloutid
New Member

Here's how i did it in my dockerfile and it seems to be working:

ARG SPLUNK_VERSION

FROM splunk/splunk:${SPLUNK_VERSION}

ENV TZ=America/Toronto

USER root

RUN set -eux chown -R splunk:splunk /opt/splunk/etc/; \
chmod -R 755 /opt/splunk/etc/; \
ln -snf /usr/share/zoneinfo/$TZ /etc/localtime && echo $TZ > /etc/timezone;

USER ansible

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