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Article ID: 124158, created on Jan 7, 2015, last review on Jan 9, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 6.0
  • Operations Automation 5.5
  • Operations Automation 5.4


You have added a new nameserver to OA. It is automatically used for new domains that are added to OA. But for existing domains it is not. How to update existing POA domains to use this new nameserver?


Change DNS hosting for existing domains from Internal to External and then back from External to Internal:

  1. OA Provider CP Top > Services > Domains > > DNS > Click Change DNS Hosting to External > Submit.

  2. OA Provider CP Top > Services > Domains > > DNS > Click Change DNS Hosting to Internal > Choose correct DNS hosting assigned to the domain > Submit

Another way to do the same would be through the following API method pem.syncNameServers:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

The following script will help to do that in automated way

NOTE: Replace FQDN with your OA database host name (OR) IP Address.

# Script to Transfer Existing Zone files to Newly Deployed Name Servers

# Get the list of domains hosted in OA
psql -U plesk -d plesk  -h<FQDN> -c "SELECT name FROM domains" > domain.list

# Remove the Headers
H2=`head -2 domain.list`

# Filter Spaces and Unwanted strings
egrep -v "$H2|[0-9]*rows|^$" domain.list > domain_final.list

# Sync the zone files to newly deployed name servers.
for i in `cat domain_final.list`
    cp -av pem.syncNameServers.xml pem.syncNameServers_act.xml;
    sed -i 's/DOMAIN_NAME/'$i'/' pem.syncNameServers_act.xml;
    curl -d@pem.syncNameServers_act.xml http://localhost:8440/RPC2 >> /var/log/pem_syncNameServers.log 2>> /var/log/pem_syncNameServers_error.log;
    rm -vf pem.syncNameServers_act.xml;
    sleep 10;

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