That’s right. For some reason Mac OS DNS Server screwed up the named.conf and cleared it out. I just added a new Alias… Can’t be that hard, right?
Anyway, removing the named.conf and re-creating all DNS entries worked and it seems back online now. Also i had to re-set all other settings for the DNS which were kindly screwed up too. Go Apple Go! Awesome products!
While it seemingly was fixed with a new records table. It wasn’t none of the clients could ping one another on the domain name. The server itself lost track of the domain too. Which made Open Directory crash. And DHCP. And some other things.
Repairing efforts have been fruitless, as usual. Googling the issues turned up nothing but other frustrated users. So fuck it. Back to Snow Leopard server. A clean install… Now where did I put that serial code .
I’ve now reinstalled the server with Snow Leopard. Damn that is fast compared to Lion. I can’t even go grab a drink before loading the settings in server admin finish loading. It’s amazing. Things actually respond within a few seconds! It should be the other way around really. Installing a newer system and get the feeling its infinitely better, faster and more awesome. Now I’m really sad that I cannot downgrade the other server to Snow Leopard as well.
It makes me wonder how superbly faster my iMac and laptop will be if i could install Snow Leopard on it…