June 26th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Newbie to DNS... completely lost.
I've been given the job of creating moving the content from two existing Mediawiki's to two newly created wiki's on a different server. That part has gone off without a hitch. Now I had assumed (and probably falsely) that because I mirrored the vhost setup and naming conventions, that changing the DNS would be as simple as changing the Forward and Reverse lookup settings, mainly changing it to the IP address of the new server. Obviously, I'm wrong, and I can't seem to get it to work. I can reach the wiki's via a "true" path, ie. 10.200.0.11/vhosts/syswiki.example.org/index.php/Main_Page... but not via a DNS defined name or alias. I know the basic concept, I think I'm just lost... maybe it has something to do with the vhost settings, I'm just not sure. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks
June 26th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Does the domain name resolve to the IP address of the new server?
If yes, then it's a vhost configuration problem. If no, then it's a DNS problem.
June 26th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Cool, thanks Oreo, I'll give that a try tomorrow morning.