Modifying preserved DNS/DHCP Server service configurations - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

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Details on the location of DNS/DHCP Server backup files.

If you modify DNS/DHCP Server services preserved during the upgrade to DNS/DHCP Server v9.1.0 from the Address Manager user interface, you will receive a prompt alerting you that the specified service has been set to Override:
  • "This service has been set to Override. Any update to the service will overwrite the existing service configuration with the settings added in the user interface."

At this point, you have the option to cancel (preserving your existing service configuration and leaving the Service Configuration Override enabled) or you can save your changes and update the service configuration.

Updating the service will disable the Service Configuration Override. Your existing configuration files will be overwritten and a backup file will be created (servicetype.conf.bak). Modifying settings for a service will permanently disable the Service Configuration Override for that service. You will no longer receive the warning prompt from the Address Manager user interface when modifying service settings.

Backup files

BlueCat Services Manager will create a backup file of existing service configurations when the Service Override is disabled and the service configuration has been modified from the Address Manager user interface. This process occurs when modifying the service for the first time since the upgrade. Backup file locations for each type of service are as follows:

Note: Backup files are for reference only and cannot be used to revert back to the earlier service configuration.
Table. DNS/DHCP Server backup files
Service Backup file location
  • /etc/quagga/ospfd.conf.bak
  • /etc/quagga/ripd.conf.bak
  • /etc/quagga/daemons.bak
  • /etc/quagga/zebra.conf.bak
NTP /etc/ntp.conf.bak
SNMP /etc/snmp/snmp.conf.bak
Syslog Redirection /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf.bak
Note: Configuration changes made from the Address Manager user interface will override any changes made locally to the DNS/DHCP Server by an administrator. Users that require local modifications to DNS/DHCP Server services should contact BlueCat Networks Customer Care for assistance: