How to move zones from 5.2 to 6.0
Question asked by terri hawkins - October 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM
I created a new server with the newest software and need to move the zones I have from the old location, which was running 5.2. My new server is running 6.0. I can't find instructions for what files to copy. From the C:\ProgramData\JH Software\Simple DNS Plus\ZoneFiles directory I moved over _zonegroups.xml, _zones.sdzdb and named.root, but my new server does not have the same number as my old one does, even after restarting the service. I can no longer locate the "upgrade" instructions. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Any assistance is appreciated.

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JH Software Replied
October 12, 2016 at 12:46 AM
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You need to copy ALL the files and folders from under "c:\programdata\jh software\simple dns plus".
If you install v. 6 "on top of" a v. 5.x installation, it will automatically convert the configuration and data files.
However if you first install and run v. 6 on a new machine - without having the files from v. 5.x in place - and you then copy the files in later - it will ignore those file.
The way to fix this is to stop the Simple DNS Plus service, delete (or rename) the "sdnsplus.db" file (in "c:\programdata\jh software\simple dns plus"), and then restart the service. This will make it think that it is a fresh install, and it will look for the v. 5.x files.
terri hawkins Replied
October 13, 2016 at 5:24 AM
Thank you so much, this worked.

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