"journal rollforward failed: not exact"

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Tue Nov 1 22:00:18 UTC 2005

> Howdy -
> I am getting this error when starting up named (ver 9.3.1)
> --begin--
> zone test.net/IN/external: journal rollforward failed: not exact
> --end--
> running in debug mode, it _appears_ that it is complaining about
> deleting a record that does not exist.
> I thought deleting a non-existing RR via nsupdate was a NO-OP.

	The usual cause of this is someone hand editing the master
	file and not removing the journal.

> Question:
> 1. Is the deletion of a non-existent RR causing this problem?

	Well the record was there when named first deleted it.
> 2. If not, any suggestions on how this happened?
> Using journalprint on the .jnl file doesn't show anything odd.

	I wouldn't expect it to.  The journal contains a list of
	changes that were applied to the zone.  In theory all these
	changes should be reapplyable.
> I can send the zone and .jnl file if anyone wants to take a look.

	Tar them up and send a url to bind-bugs at isc.org.
> Thanks
> --
> jack

Mark Andrews, ISC
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