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Backup nameservers

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by ianmarie, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. ianmarie

    ianmarie Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about getting a separate cpanel account on a server located in a US data centre, as a backup of Nameservers only for my dedicated server in an AU data centre.

    I am wondering if the only way you can synch nameservers though is is both are on a dedicated machine? ie that you have root access to whm on the 'extra' machine.

    One providor I spoke to said they could only provide it on a dedicated machine, but not sure why.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Because you need your own IPs and just getting a CPanel account you'll be getting their shared IPs. Now if you don't mind people seeing that your secondary DNS is actually just a shared account through another provider you could do stealth DNS and it would certainly work.

    But there's a couple of much easier ways:

    1. Grab a small VPS with someone and either run the DNS-Only CPanel that's available free or set up a slave/master system on the VPS running BIND or your favorite DNS program.

    2. Purchase secondary DNS from one of the providers that specialize in this, like GraniteCanyon, FreeDNS or ZoneEdit.
     
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    ianmarie Well-Known Member

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    thanks - much appreciated

    I was thinking that the 'cpanel way' is probably the most straightforward with it's synching built in. Plus, if I set up an account with a cpanel reseller, I can then use that machine for extra non-au hosting if customers need it.

    What you're saying about seeing that ip's are shared - - just clarifying - don't reseller accounts usually get allocated their own ip's on shared machine's? ie are you talking about ip's belonging to someone else's range of allocated ip's, or do you mean that the reverse dns on ip's will not be able to be set as 'mine'?

    I think setting up slave / master may require root access (or at least access to actual zone files) on my dedicated machine - which I don't have - but then again, I may have missed the point on how this works.
     
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