I'm currently trying to migrate my DNS server from one Mac OS X Server to another. What I've done is rsync all the data in the /var/named folder. However Server Admin is not recognizing my zones, what file controls what server admin sees for DNS?

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It's probably /etc/named.conf.

You should also copy over any other files referenced therein.


the directory I needed to copy over was /etc/dns

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