[Pdns-users] Zone transfer from previous DNS (Google domains)

David Jones djones at ena.com
Thu Apr 13 15:22:16 UTC 2017

>From: Pdns-users <pdns-users-bounces at mailman.powerdns.com> on behalf of Fabian A. Santiago ><fsantiago at garbage-juice.com>
>Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:47 AM
>To: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
>Subject: [Pdns-users] Zone transfer from previous DNS (Google domains)

>Would anyone here have any idea on how to zone transfer all records for
>a particular domain from Google domains to my new pdns self-hosted DNS server?

>Google tells me it's not possible but I also question the technical prowess of the
>support rep I spoke to.

Google would have to allow zone transfers from their DNS servers which I
doubt they are going to allow, just like they said.

If it's only a few records, then copy/paste out of their admin panel.  If it's
more than a few dozen, then you would need to find a way to export the
records out of the admin panel then get them into the PowerDNS server
via a database update or the API.

It would be nice if there was a script/tool that could read an input file
(CSV or BIND formatted file) and add them via the API.  Maybe someone
has done this or knows of something.  I don't.  I had to write a Python
script to read the output of a "dig axfr" and do database inserts.  In this
case you won't be able to do a "dig axfr" to the Google DNS servers.


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