On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Karl Auer wrote:

> 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...

Thats if he really wants to up the serials, there is no need to however.

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