forward lookup zone backup

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by evans leung, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. evans leung

    evans leung Guest

    Hello,

    i have a situatiion where an IT company made changes to the A record in the
    forward lookup zone in a Windows 2003 DNS, my question is, will I be able to
    restore the old DNS information (file) from a recent tape backup? I had a
    look at the backup folder under c:\windows\system32\dns\backup but nothing
    there.

    Thanks in advance, Evans
     
    evans leung, Jul 27, 2009
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  2. evans leung

    Chris Dent Guest

    I guess you don't know the old IP address? Because manually fixing this
    is by far the easiest fix.

    If the zone is AD Integrated then you would have to perform a
    non-authoritative restore of AD then mark the specific dnsNode as
    authoritative (System State restore).

    If the zone is not AD Integrated the zone file will be held in a System
    State backup unless you backup the C drive by other means.

    If you have Volume Shadow Copy running on the C: drive and the zone is
    not AD Integrated you might check Previous Versions for an older copy of
    the zone file.

    Chris
     
    Chris Dent, Jul 27, 2009
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  3. evans leung

    evans leung Guest

    unfortunately that foward lookup zone is not AD integrated, I think the
    backup has backuped the system state but is there a file I should look for
    or do I have to restore the whole system state?

    Evans
     
    evans leung, Jul 27, 2009
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  4. evans leung

    Chris Dent Guest

    If you have a file level backup you need:

    %SystemRoot%\System32\DNS\zonename.com.dns

    You might bump into a bit of a problem because you can't restore part of
    the system state, all or nothing.

    Chris
     
    Chris Dent, Jul 27, 2009
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  5. evans leung

    Jorge Silva Guest

    Hi
    Adding to Chris response, I would say to restore the zone file inf to an
    alternative DNS and then create it on the prod server.

    BTW: Can we know what the file refers to?

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    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MVP Directory Services
     
    Jorge Silva, Jul 27, 2009
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