App with multiple models, timestamp issue

Published 4 months ago by nscherneck

I have an app with about 12 models, all of which save to my database (MySQL) at UTC, which is what I have my config set to...


'timezone' => 'UTC',

All but one are saving at UTC time, but I have one that saves at local time. It's a Photo model, which has a method that saves photos to AWS-S3. Here's the store method on the associated controller...


public function storeSystemPhoto(Request $request, System $system)

      $this->validate($request, [
        'image' => 'required|mimes:jpg,jpeg,png,bmp'

      // set the name of the file

      $photo = new Photo([
                  'path'            => $this->destinationFolder,
                  'file_name'       => $this->imageName,
                  'ext'             => $request->file('image')->getClientOriginalExtension(),
                  'caption'         => $request->caption,
                  'photoable_type'  => 'App\System',
                  'photoable_id'    => $system->id,
                  'added_by'        => Auth::id()

      // save model

      // get instance of file
      $file = $this->getUploadedFile();

      // pass in the file and the model
      $this->saveImageFiles($file, $photo);

      flash('Success!', 'Photo added.');
      return redirect()->route('system_show', ['id' => $system->id]);

I've verified all settings on my server (VPS on Digitalocean) are correct (UTC). I'm not sure where else I'd look to troubleshoot this. Any ideas?

Best Answer (As Selected By nscherneck)

check your timezone echo Carbon::now()->tzName;


if u want only in one model then use carbon


To clarify, I want them all to save at UTC time. Not sure why this one model is saving at local time (America/Los_Angeles).


check your timezone echo Carbon::now()->tzName;


@vipin93 thanks for this. Though I haven't yet found where, looks like the Photo model is being set to local timezone somewhere.


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