Change the time zone on Ubuntu server.

How to automatically set the correct time on the server once a day on Ubuntu and then set the correct timezone

How to set the correct timezone on the server

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata





Remove the old NTP server

Previous versions of Ubuntu used another NTP server.

sudo apt autoremove ntp




How to automatically synchronize the time on the server with a NTP server


The following port must be open for outgoing traffic in the firewall:

UDP port: 123



Check current status:




Turn on NTP syncronisation:

sudo timedatectl set-ntp on



The current status of time and time configuration:

timedatectl status



Check the status more in detail via:

systemctl status systemd-timesyncd



Restart the service

sudo systemctl restart systemd-timesyncd.service