On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 11:19 +1000, Res wrote:
> > The OP said that he would be changing the serial number on the master,
> > so it shouldn't be necessary to force anything, should it? NOTIFY should
> > do the job.

>
> He wants to know if it still works, that means do an immediate force
> transfer, so Marks suggestion is the best, however, I only differ to Mark
> in that I suggest to backup your zone files before you delete them

If NOTIFYs are working, the reload will have happened almost before he
can change windows to start deleting the zone file on the secondary. In
fact, there's a pretty good chance that the zone file he deletes will
already contain the new data!

It won't hurt to wait ten seconds then look at the zone on the secondary
to see if it has already reloaded. If it hasn't, then by all means get
out the sledgehammer...

Regards, K.

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