backup and resore the dns server from window 2000 server to windows 2003 server

Posted on 2006-11-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

 I have my DNS server on the internet on Win2000 server. I want to backup my DNS server and all the records
and restore on my new windows 2003 server, we just install our new windows 2003 server in dedicated hosting

plz suggest the  how i can do it


Question by:nareshver
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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I presume this isn't AD and an AD integrated zone in which case it will go with installing AD on the new machine.  You can get the zone files from c:\windows\system32\dns\*.dns and transfer them to get all your records over.  You then need to install a new forward or reverse lookup zone as appropriate for each and point it at the *.dns file you have copied over into the same dir on your new server.  Configure any forwarders or other setting on DNS and job done.

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by:Steve Knight
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MS suggest using zone transfer by making a secondary which is another way to do it... personally I'd copy the file if the servers were being switched over and the old one being pensioned off.

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simplest solution has already been mentioned....just promote the server to a DC and let replication deal with it for you
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True.  Kinda assumed not a DC as otherwise there is a lot more to worry about such as changing the schema for the 2003 server etc.  I assume it from Q it is a hosted server at an ISP.

nareshver , any feedback yet?
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It doesn't need to be a DC.  It should replicate to a non-DC DNS installation as well as long as it's a member of the domain and registered with DNS correctly.

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Barring that, zone transfers are one method.

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