Problem Restoring BIND from a Backup

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#1 Mon, 10/26/2009 - 11:36

Problem Restoring BIND from a Backup


I am setting up a DNS cluster with Webmin and I am running through my “Emergency Recovery Plan” on the master server and I’ve hit a snag.

Everything gets restored correctly except that the zones are not showing up in the Webmin interface. I believe this is because the /etc/webmin/bind8/zone-names files is not being updated as this file does not list the zones nor is it part of the backup.

How do I refresh the zone-names file so that I can see the zones in the Webmin interface?

I’ve tried rebooting the server, restarting Webmin, “Apply Configuration” and it doesn’t work.



Fri, 11/06/2009 - 02:04
Joe's picture

How are you backing up your DNS configuration?

Anyway, this sounds bug-like, so it's probably something that needs to go in the tracker.


Check out the forum guidelines!

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 17:48


I am using the following steps:

Login to Webmin on the server. Select "Webmin/Backup Configuration Files" Select the "Scheduled backups" tab. Click "Add a new scheduled backup." In the screen that appears, enter the following:

Modules to backup: BIND DNS Server Backup destination: Local file: /root/backup.tar Include in backup: "Webmin module configuration files" and "Server configuration files" Email result to address: When to send email: Always Scheduled backup enabled? Yes, at times selected below .. Simple schedule: Daily (at midnight)

Click "Create"

I’m not sure if it matters but this is an Amazon instance based on Cent OS 5.3. I can send you the complete steps I use to setup the server if you would like. However, I would prefer to do that offline, as I don’t want my server configuration made public. I assume you have my email in my account info for this forum.

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 02:26
ronald's picture

you should create an issue in the tracker and make the post private if you like.

Sun, 11/08/2009 - 00:35


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