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hosts file problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Glasswalker, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Glasswalker

    Glasswalker Member

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    Ok I have a server that is the destination of a migration. During this migration I need every script running on that server to think that mysqlhost.something.com is actually 127.0.0.1 as opposed to the actual ip that it resolves to through DNS (being the old sql server that I am migrating off of). The easiest way to do this that I know of is to edit the hosts file and add an entry for that. Which works great...

    But it seems that within 24 hours the hosts file reverts to it's old self... How can I get around this? I need it to STAY The way I put it...
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    When the cron job /scripts/upcp runs it will "repair" the /etc/hosts file. You could comment out the nightly upcp root cron entry until you've migrated.
     
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