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question about transferring dns to new server

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by cz1179, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. cz1179

    cz1179 BANNED

    Dec 27, 2004
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    I have my domain on a shared hosting server using ns1/

    Now, I want to move that particular domain to my own dedicated server (non shared) but I'm not quite sure how to go about doing this as it is already assigned to the shared server for ns1/ns2.

    I want to make the new dedicated server for my domain to use ns1/ns2 and the shared to switch to ns3/ns4. I know since September the DNS propagation has become almost instant (not sure where I heard that, but tested it many times myself anyway). I mean I can schedule a "maintenance" day where I can say the server will go down for about 15-20 minutes (every test I did DNS propagated within a few minutes anyway).

    I'm not 100% sure how I can still link the shared dedicated server to use ns3/ (on the server, not updating server IP for ns3/ns4 with registrar). How should the DNS zone look for that domain on the shared server, other than changing the ns3/ns4 and its IP's? I mean doesn't it have to point to the dedicated server where the actual domain resides or not?

    If its a stupid question, pardon me its been a long day, 1,000 things on my mind and I'm overstocked with work :P

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Promethyl

    Promethyl Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2004
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    Sounds reasonable.

    You just want to setup a trust relationship... setup ... Wait a sec.

    This is DNS dump.

    1.a Take ns2 off of box 1.
    1.b Add ns2 to box 2.
    2. Establish trust relationship.
    3. Initiate Zone Transfer.

    I'm not familiar with how to do this in cPanel. I believe it's all do-able from WHM.

    Anyone with experience want to comment?

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