Posted On: Sep 11, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports more time zones including South Africa Standard Time, Sri Lanka Standard Time, and UTC+13. This feature enables our customers to match their DB instance time zone to their chosen time zone.

To set the time zone while creating a new RDS for SQL Server instance, use the Time zone menu in the AWS Management Console. The time zone can’t be modified once the instance has been created. Please note that this option changes the time zone at the OS level and impacts all date columns and values. We recommend that you analyze your data to determine what impact a time zone change will have. Before creating a production DB instance with a local time zone, we recommend you test the change in a development DB instance first.

To see the full list of supported time zones please visit the Amazon RDS for SQL Server User Guide.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for SQL Server Pricing for pricing details and regional availability.