Can't find named_dump.db

Daniele Imbrogino d.imbrogino at
Mon Dec 3 20:32:12 UTC 2012

I edited the working directory to /etc/bind because this is the directory
where I have all the zone data files.
If I use the default /var/cache/bind do I have to move also the zone data
files (or, at least, create an alias)?
I'm saying this because even if the default configuration has
/var/cache/bind as default working directory, all the files are in
/etc/bind by default.

2012/12/3 Chris Buxton <chris.p.buxton at>

> On Dec 3, 2012, at 7:41 AM, Daniele Imbrogino wrote:
> > Using BIND 9.8.1 on Ubuntu 12.04, I try to save the server cache using
> the command "sudo rndc dumpdb -cache" (without quotes, obviously), but then
> I can't find the file "/etc/bind/named_dump.db" being "/etc/bind/" the
> working directory of the server.
> Look in /var/cache/bind. That's the working directory for the bind9
> package default configuration. (To see this, use 'grep directory
> /etc/bind/named.conf.options'.)
> Chris Buxton
> BlueCat Networks
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