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DNS settings migration to a replacement server

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I'm replacing Windows Server 2003 with a new box and need to migrate several services one of which is DNS. Is there anyway to save settings and configuration of DNS (we are running split-brain DNS on the system) from one server to another without manually entering all DNS entries? The new box is also running Windows Server 2003.
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by:Chris Dent
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Not Active Directory then? If it is, it'll replicate automatically.

If not, do you have a lot of zones? I have some scripts that can be used to deal with this kind of thing (if I can find them).

If you only have a couple of zones just create a Secondary version of the zone on the new DNS Server. Verify it transfers successfully then change the type to Primary (in the properties). Fix the SOA and NS Records as appropriate and you're all set.

HTH

Chris
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No, unfortunately not an active directory network (Novell Netware). Fortunately we do have only a couple of zones :-) so hopefully I can follow your suggestion. Any suggestion whether I can do this in advance while I have both servers online?
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Yep, you can do it whenever you're ready.

If they're public zones makes sure the NS Records remain consistent during and after the transfer.

If they're internal / private zones you're not likely to notice the NS records anyway.

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Thank you for your help!
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My pleasure :)

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