Posted on 2004-08-23
i have two questions. the first one is, our SOA server died and had to be
rebuilt, we did that and in the mean time the secondary picked up duties of
SOA automatically. when i went in to look at it it said it was the
SOA....Great!!! so i rebuilt the other server, and brought it online as a
secondary DNS. went in through the console to change it to SOA, it seemed
to work until i refreshed it and it kept the old settings. i did this a few
times to make sure it would not work, and it never did work. the SOA would
never change. what did change though was now both servers thought they were
SOA for the domain/zone. problem!!
so, i decided to blow away the DNS server that i did not want as SOA, and
recreate it as a secondary DNS. i did that, however, i could not delete the
whole server from the console, so i killed the service, and blew away the
zone. created a new zone, made it a secondary, and thought i was done.
well, the now only SOA eventually got an error message, and said that the
zone was deleted, and it deleted the zone as well. not good.
so i made the seconday a primary, since it still had all the records, and
made the other server a secondary, which i did not want to do.
now we cant seem to create a reverse lookup zone on the SOA, and it is
looking to the other DNS server and says that it is the SOA for the reverse
lookup zone. weired!!
any help or explanations would be wow....great!!