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Named Timezone Support in MySQL

MySQL, by default, does not “support” named timezones, therefore you could get errors similar to Unknown or incorrect time zone: 'Europe/Prague'. In fact, MySQL just does not know the correct timeshift for this name and allows you to import the configuration.


Run this command, where root is the user name which has access to mysql database.

mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -u root mysql


For MySQL up to 5.6 downlad tables from…mezones.html. Unzip the archive and copy tables to your mysql database in data dir (eg. C:\<your mysql dir>\data\mysql).

For MySQL 5.7+ there is an archive with prepared SQL queries. Run them in context of mysql database.