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Article ID: 120888, created on Apr 4, 2014, last review on Sep 15, 2016

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How to force secondary/slave Name server to update/refresh dns zones from primary DNS server?

You want a slave name server to initiate a zone transfer immediately.


Execute the following command:

# rndc reload domain.tld

If you run tail -f /var/log/named.log on the Master you should see the following

    named[19439]: client received notify for zone 'domain.tld'
    named[19439]: master (source deleted from unreachable cache
    named[19439]: zone domain.tld/IN: Transfer started.
    named[19439]: transfer of 'domain.tld/IN' from connected
    named[19439]: zone domain.tld/IN: transferred serial 128
    named[19439]: transfer of 'domain.tld/IN' from Transfer completed: 1 messages, 13 records, 371 bytes, 0.001 secs (371000 bytes/sec)
    named[19439]: zone domain.tld/IN: sending notifies (serial 128)

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