BIND (named) As Secondary And .jnl Files

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I have two running BINDs in my LAN, one on my router box and one as VM;
both are caching DNS servers, and a few zones are on both, on the box as master and on the VM as slave, but how can I cleanup/flush the growing .jnl files;

rndc freeze rndc thaw

doesn’t work as these are not master …

Thanks, Walter

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  • Hi Walter,

    By default, BIND places no limit on journal files, so they keep growing. To limit their size, add this to the “options” section of the configuration:

    max-journal-size 10m;

    You will probably need to flush the zones, stop BIND, remove the large journals, and then start BIND again.

    Regards, Anand