On Windows when starting the SpectroSERVER using the startSS.pl script inside the bash shell, the SpectroSERVER will start to use UTC time instead of the system time.
This can cause things like the Global Sync Task to kick off at the wrong time. The log messages in the VNM.OUT are showing UTC time, e.g.,
System Time: Pacific
This appears to be a bug in Cygwin and was likely introduced in Spectrum 10.3.0 when Cygwin was updated.
Release : 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2
Component : Spectrum Core / SpectroSERVER
The Cygwin problem is still being investigated.
As a workaround prevent the TZ environment variable from being set.
This will cause Cygwin to use the server time instead of UTC. This can be done by renaming the following 2 files and launching a new bash prompt
- Launch a new bash shell. Now when using startSS.pl to start the SpectroSERVER, it will use the system time.