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Server Downtime, Daylight saving time, and Time Shift

Dear Experts,

Currently, all our SAP systems are Sandbox systems. Here in Germany, on October 25th, we have a timeshift due to end of Summer Period.

It is mandatory to restart all SAP servers irrespective of their Operating systems.

If restart not performed, does it have any negative influence on systems daily operations, installation tasks and on planned background jobs, after the timeshift?

I found the OSS note: 198411 - Current data and information about time zones, says, to import the customizing data file "tzdata.dat" from report "TZCUSTIM". And again, the same note says, "Customer time zones and daylight saving time are not affected by this, however: they are not overwritten or deleted".

It is absolutely required to do servers restart, in order to get rid of system issues?

Any suggestions, please?

Thanks & best regards,


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