Sets the time (UTC or another time zone) at which the daily maintenance of the environment starts. The maintenance of the environment need not start at the top of the hour; you can set the hour and the minute at which the maintenance should start.

To ensure that the use of this command does not interfere with Oracle’s requirement for creating backups, this command will not change the maintenance start time if the daily maintenance process did not run in the last 36 hours.


Service Administrators who are currently logged in to the environment using a browser will see the new daily maintenance start time only after they sign out and then sign in.

Applies to

Planning, Planning Modules, FreeForm, Financial Consolidation and Close, Tax Reporting, Account Reconciliation, Profitability and Cost Management, Enterprise Profitability and Cost Management, Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud, Narrative Reporting, Sales Planning, and Strategic Workforce Planning.

Required Roles

Service Administrator


epmautomate setDailyMaintenanceStartTime StartTime where StartTime is the time (in HH:MM format using a 24 hour clock) at which the maintenance process should start and an optional time zone. Acceptable start time value range is 00:00 - 23:59. If the start time is not to be set in UTC, specify a valid standard time zone; for example, "14:35 America/Los_Angeles" for 2:35 pm Pacific Standard Time.


  • Set daily maintenance start to 2:20 PM UTC:

    epmautomate setDailyMaintenanceStartTime 14:20

  • Set daily maintenance start to 2:35 PM Pacific Standard Time:

    epmautomate setDailyMaintenanceStartTime "14:35 America/Los Angeles"