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DNS Zone Tranfer

aliomarb
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Hi Experts

My Event Viewer / DNS Server Log keeps saying :
Source:  DNS
Event ID: 6527
Zone xxx.com has expired before it could obtain a successful zone transfer or update from a master server acting as its source for the zone. The zone has been shut down.

But zone transfers from Primary to Secondary are happening fine.
Then why do i get the above error message???.   :-(
Pls help.

Thanks & Regards
--Ali
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Chris DentPowerShell Developer
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Has it actually Expired? What is the Expiry set to?

Chris

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Hi Chris

I was just googling on the net.
In the SOA Tab, the Expiry was set to 1 minute.
I just changed that to 1 hour. (I think this is recommended)  right !!???
Please advise...

Regards
--Ali
Chris DentPowerShell Developer
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Depends on how you're using it. I'll happily use anything from 1 hour to a month. If it's more important to maintain access to the zone I'd set the value to least 8 hours.

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But what does this setting actually mean or do ??
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