Commit 41f154b9 authored by Brian Wellington's avatar Brian Wellington
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document rndc freeze & unfreeze

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<title>BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual</title>
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<listitem><para>Retransfer the given zone from the master.</para></listitem>
<varlistentry><term><userinput>freeze <replaceable>zone</replaceable>
<listitem><para>Suspend updates to a dynamic zone. This allows manual
edits to be made to a zone normally updated by dynamic update. It
also causes changes in the journal file to be synced into the master
and the journal file to be removed. All dynamic update attempts will
be refused while the zone is frozen.</para></listitem>
<varlistentry><term><userinput>unfreeze <replaceable>zone</replaceable>
<listitem><para>Enable updates to a frozen dynamic zone. This causes
the server to reload the zone from disk, and re-enables dynamic updates
after the load has completed. After a zone is unfrozen, dynamic updates
will no longer be refused.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Reload the configuration file and load new zones,
but do not reload existing zone files even if they have changed.
......@@ -1001,16 +1020,13 @@ protocol is specified in RFC 1996.
is up to date is to run <command>rndc stop</command>.</para>
<para>If you have to make changes to a dynamic zone
manually, the following procedure will work: Shut down
the server using <command>rndc stop</command> (sending a signal
or using <command>rndc halt</command> is <emphasis>not</emphasis>
sufficient). Wait for the server to exit,
then <emphasis>remove</emphasis> the zone's
<filename>.jnl</filename> file, edit the zone file,
and restart the server. Removing the <filename>.jnl</filename>
file is necessary because the manual edits will not be
present in the journal, rendering it inconsistent with the
contents of the zone file.</para>
manually, the following procedure will work: Disable dynamic updates
to the zone using
<command>rndc freeze <replaceable>zone</replaceable></command>.
This will also remove the zone's <filename>.jnl</filename> file
and update the master file. Edit the zone file. Run
<command>rndc unfreeze <replaceable>zone</replaceable></command>
to reload the changed zone and re-enable dynamic updates.</para>
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