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Unable to delete DNS Zone

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Spinetta, May 23, 2013.

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    Recently I moved my cPanel server to a new VPS and am having some issues I can not figure out how to resolve. I've Googled, Binged and searched this forum and none of the solutions seem to be working.

    The problem is that there are 2 subdomains that are registered nameservers through GoDaddy, we'll call them ns1.example1.com and ns2.example1.com - a few years ago I switched those to ns1.example2.com and ns2.example2.com but there's one domain that is a PITA to change the nameservers on so I've left them as example1.com and kept those registered. Now I need to change the IPs for example1 and for some reason cPanel apparently can't find those entries.

    When I try to add ns1.example1.com with the new IP I get an error saying the DNS zone exists; when I go to delete the DNS zone, it's not listed. It is not listed in httpd.conf or named.conf but I did find references to it in /root/.cpanel/datastore so I deleted those per a previous posts' instructions but that has had no effect. I'm not sure if there's a script I should run to tell cPanel those files changed or what to do at this point. Any and all help, suggestions, etc. would be appreciated, I'm at a loss & since my cloud is unmanaged it's on me to fix this mess. Thanks!

    P.S. It's been a really long week and I'm kinda brain fried so if I need to clarify anything, please feel free to ask lol
     
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    Oh the difference a nap makes lol Fixed the issue, was pretty basic but none of the 50+ threads, pages, etc. I read mentioned this so I'll go ahead and update this post in case anyone else runs across this issue. I was searching for a dns zone file for the ns1.example1.com which I should have just searched for example1.com. So WHM -> DNS Functions -> Edit DNS Zone -> example1.com then scroll down until you find the entries for ns1 and ns2 then change the IPs there. Took about 5 minutes to propagate and presto, everything appears to be working!
     
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    For future reference, this site:
    Help | cPanel, Inc.

    Uses Google search, on cPanel Docs. Searching it for Delete DNS Zone gives me this:
    Delete a DNS Zone - cPanel Documentation

    On the forums homepage here:
    http://forums.cpanel.net/forum.php

    There's a side menu top right side with other handy *.cPanel search links as well.

    Agreed. Love a good nap! :)

    You probably already know of the links I just mentioned, but I'm adding them here for the next, in need of a nap, SysAdmin to find.
     
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