In this quick post we see how to export and import DNS Zones and it’s Record Set to the Azure DNS Service by using two simple commands, one for export and another for import.
For this quick demo we make sure that we have:
- Azure Account
- Active Azure Subscription
- DNS Server (On-Premise or Azure VM)
- Azure DNS Service
- Azure Powershell Or
Export DNS Zone With All Records
To export a DNS Zone with all records we follow the next steps,
1. Open the Powershell as Administrator
Click the Search button and type “Powershell”
2.Execute the export-dnsserverzone command
In the Powershell IDE execute the following script
C:\>export-dnsserverzone -name "mydomain.gr -name" -filename "exportDNS.gr"
3. Save the file to .txt extension
The file is located in C:\Windows\System32\dns, copy the file to a new folder, e.g C:\DNS_Export\exportDNS and save it as a .txt file C:\DNS_Export\exportDNS.txt
Import DNS Zone With All Records
To import the Zone and the records that we previously export we must do the following.
|Azure DNS supports importing and exporting zone files by using the Azure command-line interface (CLI). Zone file import is not currently supported via Azure PowerShell or the Azure portal.|
1.Open the Windows CMD as Administrator
Click the Search button and type “cmd”
2.Execute Commands For The Import
The following CLI commands, Login, Set the default Azure Subscription and do the DNS records import to the Azure DNS service.
c:\>az login c:\>az account set --subscription xxxxxxxx-yyyy-aaaa-rrrr-nnnnnnnnnnnn C:\>az network dns zone import -g ResourceGroup -n mydomain.gr -f "C:\dns\mydomainexport.txt"
And the results will show as follows:
C:\>az network dns zone import -g ResourceGroup-n mydomain.gr -f "C:\dns\mydomainexport.txt" == BEGINNING ZONE IMPORT: mydomain.gr== (1/6) Imported 1 records of type 'soa' and name '@' (3/6) Imported 2 records of type 'NS' and name '@' (4/6) Imported 1 records of type 'a' and name '@' (5/6) Imported 1 records of type 'a' and name 'g' (6/6) Imported 1 records of type 'a' and name 'www' == 6/6 RECORDS IMPORTED SUCCESSFULLY: 'mydomain.gr' ==