What to backup for named?

Tamouh H. hakmi at rogers.com
Mon Apr 23 02:00:12 UTC 2007

> After a recent disk failure, I left myself a note to add the 
> DNS/DHCP info to my backup.
> I have a small, over-engineered for my education, network of 
> 10 computers in my house.  I run BIND with dynamic zones on 
> my FreeBSD server, I also use the DNS service on my Win2k-AD 
> server.  They both are designated as slaves for each other.
> What do I need to backup?  Are just the configuration files 
> from /var/namedb/etc/namedb enough to recreate everything if 
> my FBSD server dies?  Or are there some database files I 
> should be keeping also?
> I tried googling, but either this is way to easy of a 
> question or I'm not looking in the right places.
> Thanks for any insight,
> Joe.

Yup, that is what we backup. The named.conf and all records created along.


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