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Update zone file Serial numbers

Terminal - Update zone file Serial numbers
sed -i 's/20[0-1][0-9]\{7\}/'`date +%Y%m%d%I`'/g' *.db
2010-03-24 07:28:58
User: alf
Functions: sed
Update zone file Serial numbers

Will edit *.db files in the same directory with todays date. Useful for doing a mass update to domains on a nameserver, adding spf records, etc.

Looks for a string starting with 200 or 201 followed by 7 numbers, and replaces with todays date. This won't overwrite Ip's but i would still do some double checking after running this.

Make sure your server's date is correct, otherwise insert your own serial number.

rndc reload

should usually follow this command.


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This is cool. But I have been using emacs (zone-mode) for this purpose, incase if someone did not know. :. When ever you save the db file emacs automatically increment the SOA number.

Comment by JollyJumper 296 weeks and 1 day ago

Nice, i think i will have to give emacs a try for editing individual zone files!

I find this is useful for doing a mass update, which sometimes the situation can call for.

Comment by alf 296 weeks ago

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