17.4.1.30 Replication and Time Zones

By default, master and slave servers assume that they are in the same time zone. If you are replicating between servers in different time zones, the time zone must be set on both master and slave. Otherwise, statements depending on the local time on the master are not replicated properly, such as statements that use the NOW() or FROM_UNIXTIME() functions. Set the time zone in which MySQL server runs by using the --timezone=timezone_name option of the mysqld_safe script or by setting the TZ environment variable. See also Section 17.4.1.15, “Replication and System Functions”.

If the master is MySQL 4.1 or earlier, both master and slave should also use the same default connection time zone. That is, the --default-time-zone parameter should have the same value for both master and slave.

CONVERT_TZ(...,...,@@session.time_zone) is properly replicated only if both master and slave are running MySQL 5.0.4 or newer.