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Migrate dnsmasq DNS Database from old Linux server into FortiGate

I have an aging Linux box (Debian 7) that is currently hosting our DNS via dnsmasq.

I want to spin up our new FortiGate as the DNS server so I can retire this old box.

However, I can't seem to find any articles on how one might migrate an existing DNS database into the fortigate.

Any tips on how one might do that?





Hi @Sikuliaq,


I don't think it is possible to migrate the database to FortiGate. However, it is possible to config zone transfer on the FortiGate. But I'm not sure if it'll work with Linux. Here is an example using Windows server:



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There was a similar question in support forum about migrating dhcp reservations.

I'd say its rather the same here:


you will in some way have to convert your dnsmasq database into FGT Cli script to import it...

Also maybe hbac's link is annother solution. Thus that would require to turn the FGT into a DNS master afterwards to get rid of the dnsmasq. 


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