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DNS Zone Transfers
« on: September 10, 2019, 05:59:16 pm »
I'm looking to migrate from Zentyal 4.1x to Zentyal 6.1 and I want to transfer the host records over using a zone transfer. I've setup the NS records between the two servers but how do you initiate it?

I've looked around the forums etc to no avail,

Any advice gratefully received.


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Re: DNS Zone Transfers
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 11:33:29 am »

You have to do the zone transfer configuration between your old Zentyal server and the new one the usual way it is done in Bind9 ( read this: ) However, Zentyal generates dinamically the Bind9 configuration files through templates ("stubs") with the data stored in a redis database. So, you have to modify these templates in order to customize these configurations in a persistent way. Please read this (

Zentyal has his own set of server administration commands:

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zs --help
Usage: /usr/bin/zs start|stop|restart
       /usr/bin/zs <module> start|stop|status|enabled|restart
# introduce a invalid string as module in order to see the modules names you can use with this tool.

This command can be used in order to force the transference of zone:

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man rndc
sudo rndc reload ...
sudo rndc retransfer...

« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 11:40:53 am by doncamilo »
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