Time Zones and an Explanation of UTC Time

With Software Pursuits products, you do not have to be concerned about having machines in different time zones. Files a stored in the file system using universal or UTC time. The times displayed on each machine are then adjusted by the operating system to match what is configured in your time zone settings. This modified display of time stamps to the user does not effect the UTC time stored on the file.

Software Pursuits products use the UTC time stamps of the files to select the files that have changed and need to be processed. This allows our products to safely and reliably copy data to machines all over the world without having to worry about different time zones.