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I'm managing a secondary server for DNS and the right click menu has three actions which confuse me

  • Reload
  • Transfer from Master
  • Transfer new copy of zone from Master

These all sound suspiciously similar. Could you explain what these different action mean?


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Reload: re-read the zone data stored locally on the server.
Transfer from Master: update the zone data with changes from the master server.
Transfer new copy: transfer a full copy of the zone data from the master server (not only the changes).

All of this only makes sense for standard master/slave zones; Active-Directory-integrated ones don't use a master/slave model and replication is managed by AD itself.

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Excellent - thanks. – uSlackr May 9 '11 at 14:14

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