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    Please send me in the right direction :)

    I'm looking for a thread I found once on a how-to to setup a second server as a secondary nameserver so that it is in sync with the primary. I remember it needed to be done before I add accounts to the server and for the life of me, I can't find it. Can someone point me the right way? Thanks.

    Cynthia

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    What control panel software is installed on the server?

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    Cpanel. But I'm comfortable at root as well if that's easier.

    Cynthia

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    I believe in WHM all you have to do is Establish a trust relationship with a server youw ant to be the primary and then syncronize.

    From cPanel's site:

    Establishing a trust relationship
    You can establish a master/primary nameserver relationship at your server setup level - refer to Editing your server setup for more information. If you do set up a primary nameserver, you need to establish a trust relationship between the two servers so that you can add all DNS entries from the primary nameserver. This saves you having to log on to multiple servers to set up various DNS entries.

    To establish a trust relationship with a primary nameserver:

    Click on the Establish A Trust Relationship With a Primary Nameserver link in the DNS Functions menu.

    Enter the root password for the trusted nameserver in the Master Server Root Password field.

    Click on the Do it button.

    Synchronizing DNS records
    If you have established a trust relationship with a primary nameserver, you will need to synchronize the DNS records between the primary and secondary nameservers after you have added new DNS entries.

    To synchronize DNS records with the primary nameserver:

    Click on the Synchronize DNS Records with Primary Nameserver link in the DNS Functions menu.

    A status list is now displayed.

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    Thanks. I've also been pointed to look at Cluster Management. Any idea which is better or preferred?

    Cynthia

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    Cluster management is a newer feature. CPanel has not updated their documentation regarding the feature. In fact, I don't see it listed on their online reference. I know I have seen several bug reports go by on their change log, but I have yet to hear anyone actually use it.

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    Thanks for the info.

    Cynthia

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    I'm using clustering fine at the moment.

    Moved 4 sites off one server to another with only 30 seconds downtime - gotta love that

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