Problems copying account with parked or add-on domains


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Jul 4, 2002
Atlanta, GA
I'm trying to copy some accounts from a server with failing hardware to a new server. Everything has gone fine until I got to accounts with parked and/or add-on domains. The output of the copy contains lines like this:

Restoring parked domains...[sd[] !~ ^www], a DNS entry for already exists, please delete it first
[sd[] !~ ^www], a DNS entry for already exists, please delete it first
Restoring subdomains.....Done

One would think WHM would realize that it SHOULD already exist since it is part of the copying, but it fails nonetheless (not the primary account, which goes fine, but the parked domains above don't get configured in Apache, nor do their zone files get updated with the new IP).

How would I most cleanly get this worling? I have to get all the accounts of this type (with parked and/or add-on domains) moved off by Monday morning, so it's rather critical.

I'm assuming I may just need to delete the zone files for those two domains above on NS1, restart named on NS1and then do a /scripts/dnstansfer on NS2, followed by restarting named on NS2.



Well-Known Member
Aug 31, 2002
Same problem... didn't expect this either... now dealing with lots of angry users.