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girarde 04-16-2009 02:20 PM

"yum update" killed my DNS zones on VMware Server 1.0.3
 
The subject pretty much describes the syndrome. I took a snapshot of a CENTOS 4.2 server running BIND 9.2.4 chrooted, ran yum update under su, and after restarting I had no DNS configuration, and very shortly thereafter pushed it to my ISP. There was no love.

I don't have more info because we needed to revert to snapshot ASAP.

Why would updating packages cream DNS?

archangel_617b 04-16-2009 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by girarde (Post 3511342)
The subject pretty much describes the syndrome. I took a snapshot of a CENTOS 4.2 server running BIND 9.2.4 chrooted, ran yum update under su, and after restarting I had no DNS configuration, and very shortly thereafter pushed it to my ISP. There was no love.

I don't have more info because we needed to revert to snapshot ASAP.

Why would updating packages cream DNS?

Were the zone files themselves gone or what? Any idea? My only guess would be that either a new named.conf or else a new location for named.conf lead your DNS server to look in a new (and incorrect) location for your zone files.

- Arch

girarde 04-16-2009 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by archangel_617b (Post 3511415)
Were the zone files themselves gone or what? Any idea? My only guess would be that either a new named.conf or else a new location for named.conf lead your DNS server to look in a new (and incorrect) location for your zone files.

- Arch

Well, I don't know if either of those is the case, because I did not dare spend time checking. I had to revert to snapshot IMMEDIATELY.

I marvel at bind changing the location of the .conf file, but then I marvel that anything else would touch anything relating to it as well.

archangel_617b 04-17-2009 10:32 AM

So when you load your VM on a test machine and test the upgrade on it, what happens?

- Arch

girarde 04-20-2009 10:22 PM

I may not be able to test that - new assignment.


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