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Hi All,

We have deployed Serv-U MFT version 15.1.4.6 ( in Australia, Eastern Standard Time ) on Windows Server 2012 - 64 bit (6.2.9200) and are now in production with clients accessing the MFT system.

Does anyone have a process or update (patch) that needs to be performed for Daylight savings

Please advise any recommended process or patch update so that we can ensure that the MFT service is provided to our clients

Thanks

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Reply From Solarwinds Support:

According to the Solarwinds\MFT Developer Serv-U supports every timezone and daylight saving time changes only if operating system supports it.

MFT just takes the time and timezone from OS and use it in logs and other areas. Logfiles are plain text files, and each line is appended at the end. So there is no loss of data when time rolls back, but of course there will be some duplicated timestamps in log file because of DST, but log entries will remain in correct order because they are not sorted by any way.

You are correct about your testings that files and logs on the sever are based on OS System Time of the Server and Clients side date\time based on the time set on the OS System Time of the Client's machine.

Best Regards Marvin Tomelden Solarwinds Technical Support

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Reply From Solarwinds Support:

According to the Solarwinds\MFT Developer Serv-U supports every timezone and daylight saving time changes only if operating system supports it.

MFT just takes the time and timezone from OS and use it in logs and other areas. Logfiles are plain text files, and each line is appended at the end. So there is no loss of data when time rolls back, but of course there will be some duplicated timestamps in log file because of DST, but log entries will remain in correct order because they are not sorted by any way.

You are correct about your testings that files and logs on the sever are based on OS System Time of the Server and Clients side date\time based on the time set on the OS System Time of the Client's machine.

Best Regards Marvin Tomelden Solarwinds Technical Support

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Answering my own Question, as the response from support was a little confusing

Performed some testing to determine the experience

Test 1 MFT Server set to Non Daylight saving time (EST), Client as Daylight Savings (DST)

Server Shows Time of uploaded file according to Server time (Eastern Standard Time) - Windows Explorer

User Web Client  shows Time stamp of files with DST as per local client

Test 2 MFT Server set to DST, Client as EST

Server Shows Time of uploaded file according to Server time (DST) - Windows Explorer

User Web Client  shows Time stamp of files with EST as per local client

Server logs for MFT appear to show Timestamps consistently according to the Server time