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Policies and timezones

Time zones are a critical component for scheduling SnapSync, VDB Snapshot, and VDB Refresh policies. Here is how to adjust the time zone settings for these policies:

  1. Log into the Delphix Continuous Data Engine UI.

  2. Click on Manage.

  3. Choose Policies.

  4. Click on the pencil icon next to the policy you wish to edit.

  5. Select the desired Time Zone from the drop-down list.

  6. Click Submit to apply the new time zone setting.

Retention and Quota policies do not have scheduled times and therefore do not require a time zone configuration.

Post-upgrade policy cloning

When the Delphix Continuous Data Engine is upgraded, it automatically clones existing policies to maintain consistent behavior. These clones differ from the originals only in their time zone settings. After an upgrade, you may notice policy names include the time zones they are associated with.

Default policies are not cloned and will always follow the time zone settings of the Delphix Continuous Data Engine.

Example of Policy Cloning After an Upgrade

Consider dSources and VDBs that were set to operate under EST (America/New_York) or CST (America/Mexico_City). Post-upgrade, new policies reflecting these time zones will be created:

  • Original policy: UserSnapSync

    • New policies: UserSnapSync (America/Mexico_City), UserSnapSync (America/New_York)

  • Original policy: SnapshotTest

    • New policies: SnapshotTest (America/Mexico_City), SnapshotTest (America/New_York)

  • Original policy: UserRefresh

    • New policies: UserRefresh (America/Mexico_City), UserRefresh (America/New_York)

After the system upgrade, check that the policies are operating as intended. This clarity ensures there is no confusion regarding the execution times of your policies.

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