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Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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Hello, after importing zone from external Bind server into infoblox dns, i can't edit or delate records with label "Auto-created by Add Zone"
What i need change or how i need import zone to be able edit such records

Thanks Advance

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Re: Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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"Auto-created by Add Zone" records are typically SOA, NS, and perhaps some glue records that are generated when a zone is created or imported.

 

These records are typically required for a zone to resolve properly which is why they are automatically generated and protected. You do have some control over these records based on what name servers you have associated with a zone or how you have a name server group configured that is associated with the zone. If you look at some of these settings you may be able to influence the particular records you need to remove/change.

 

If you are still having troubles, post the particular record type and how you would like it changed for additional feedback.

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Re: Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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I want to delete the auto created DNS entry from infoblox but it is not getting deleted, could you please some one help me out here....

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Re: Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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Support can help you clear out these records or you can leverage the following commands from the CLI to "refresh"  the auto-created records:

 

set maintenancemode

set dns-auto-check renew

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Re: Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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DANGER DANGER DANGER..  well beware of that utility.... while it fixes some things it has broken others for us...

 

there HAS to be a way to remove these without running that utility..

 

so the utility ADDED 'A' records for our LAN2 interface that is serving DNS.. But the options set did not have that checked and it should not have added it.

 

then we also have RPZ zones defined.  It removed the NS records for that....

 

overall a utility that breaks more than it fixes .. at least in our use situation....

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Re: Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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@BHanson wrote:

DANGER DANGER DANGER..  well beware of that utility.... while it fixes some things it has broken others for us...

 

there HAS to be a way to remove these without running that utility..

 

so the utility ADDED 'A' records for our LAN2 interface that is serving DNS.. But the options set did not have that checked and it should not have added it.

 

then we also have RPZ zones defined.  It removed the NS records for that....

 

overall a utility that breaks more than it fixes .. at least in our use situation....


 

I believe that there may be some confusion here. You don't specifically call out which utility you are referring to but I am assuming that this is the CLI command "set dns-auto-gen". Taking a step back- in NIOS, all objects in the database leverage a reference ID when establishing relationships. An issue which is more commonly encountered in older versions of NIOS (and only noticed later on), the reference ID can become invalid and a corresponding 'auto created' record becomes orphaned, or is not created at all.

What "set dns-auto-gen" command does is analayze all of these reference ID's and identifies ones where an associated auto generated record should exist but doesn't and creates it, or if an auto created record exists where no valid reference ID can be found, it is removed and which is what all of the posts that you are referencing are looking for help with.

In the community forums here, a level of troubleshooting which would be required to identify whether the auto created record has become orphaned is not generally done so the recommendation for using the "set dns-auto-gen" command is provided only as an option, not necessarily the solution. There are a number of things that can cause the auto-created record to be present and many of these are normal configurations where the configuration itself needs to be updated. As it can be any number of configurations which can cause a single auto created record to be generated, these can sometimes be difficult for an administrator to identify and in those cases, the referenced command would not be of any benefit.

If you have identified occurrences where the command removed records incorrectly, you should report these to Infoblox Support. This way, either an issue can be identified and corrective action can be taken so that no one else will experience the same issue, or a different issue with your configuration or steps that you are taking can be identified and Infoblox Support will be able to assist you with correcting that.

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Re: Edit Auto-created by Add Zone

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Hi - This question is repeated multiple times and it was answered here.

 

https://community.infoblox.com/t5/DNS-DHCP-IPAM/need-to-delete-ns-record-auto-created-by-add-zone/m-...

 

Thanks,

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