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For cPanel & WHM 11.44

 (Home >> DNS Functions >> Synchronize DNS Records)

Overview

This feature is useful if you use a DNS cluster setup, but find that some servers that are in the DNS cluster give outdated responses to DNS queries. This feature can compare zone files among servers, recognize which are the most up-to-date, and update the servers in the DNS cluster.

Synchronize records

Note:

Before you begin the sync, consider the following questions:

  • Do you want to sync all of the domains’ zone files, or just one zone file?
  • Do you want to update all of the servers in the DNS cluster, or just this server?

 

To perform the sync, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the type of sync that you wish to perform:
    • Synchronize one zone to this server only — Select this option to copy one updated zone file to this server only. Then, enter the domain name for which you wish to update the zone file in the associated text box.
    • Synchronize all zones to this server only — Select this option to to copy updated versions of local zone files from the other servers in the DNS cluster to this server only.
    • Synchronize one zone to all servers — Select this option to copy one updated zone file from one server to all of the other zone files in the DNS clusterThen, enter the domain name for which you wish to update the zone file in the associated text box.
    • Synchronize all zones to all servers— Select this option to copy updated versions of all of the local zone files to all of the servers in the DNS cluster.
  2. If you selected Synchronize all zones to this server only or Synchronize all zones to all servers, select the associated Synchronize zones that are not configured on this server check box to copy updated versions of all zone files to this server only. This option will copy all of the zone files regardless of whether they are local to this server.
  3. Click Synchronize