SOLVED DNS Only - How to clear all records

tomdchi

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I have a new DNS Only installation and something is not working right and I would like to remove all zone records and re-sync from another DNS server. Is there a procedure for doing this? The DNS Only admin does not have the option to remove zone files. Would I just remove all zones from /var/named?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

You can backup the zones, remove them from the /var/named directory, and then rebuild the /etc/named.conf file via the following commands:

Code:
cp -a /var/named /var/backup-named
rm /var/named/*.db
/scripts/rebuilddnsconfig
Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Should the files in /var/named/cache be removed as well?
Yes, you can remove the zone files from the /var/named/cache directory as well.

Thank you.