Commit 1af232f0 authored by Zuzana Lena Ansorgova's avatar Zuzana Lena Ansorgova

doc: documentation fixes - operation (running) finished

parent 340ee14d
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.. _Running:
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Running
Operation
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The Knot DNS server part ``knotd`` can run either in the foreground or in the background,
with the ``-d`` option. When run in the foreground, it doesn't create a PID file.
Other than that, there are no differences and you can control it just the same way.
The Knot DNS server part ``knotd`` can run either in the foreground, or in the background
using the ``-d`` option. When run in the foreground, it doesn't create a PID file.
Other than that, there are no differences and you can control both the same way.
The tool ``knotc`` is designed as a front-end for user, making it easier to control running
The tool ``knotc`` is designed as a user front-end, making it easier to control running
server daemon. If you want to control the daemon directly, use ``SIGINT`` to quit
the process or ``SIGHUP`` to reload configuration.
If you pass neither configuration file (``-c`` parameter) nor configuration
database (``-C`` parameter), server will try to use the default configuration
file stored in ``SYSCONFDIR/knot/knot.conf`` (configured with
``--with-configdir=path``)
database (``-C`` parameter), server will attempt to use the default configuration
file stored in ``SYSCONFDIR/knot/knot.conf`` (the path can be reconfigured with
``--with-configdir=path``).
Example of server start as a daemon::
$ knotd -d -c knot.conf
Example of server stop::
Example of server shutdown::
$ knotc -c knot.conf stop
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In the case of a huge configuration file, the configuration can be preloaded
into the server`s configuration database::
into the server's configuration database::
$ knotc import input.conf
Also the configuration database can be exported into the configuration file::
Also the configuration database can be exported into a configuration file::
$ knotc export output.conf
It is recommended to process these operations without server running.
It is recommended to perform these actions without server running.
.. _Running a slave server:
Running a slave server
Slave mode
======================
Running the server as a slave is very straightforward as you usually
bootstrap zones over AXFR and thus avoid any manual zone operations.
In contrast to AXFR, when the incremental transfer finishes, it stores
the differences in the journal file and doesn't update the zone file
immediately but after :ref:`zone_zonefile-sync` period elapses.
immediately but after the :ref:`zone_zonefile-sync` period elapses.
.. _Running a master server:
Running a master server
Master mode
=======================
If you want to just check the zone files first before starting, you
can use ``knotc checkzone`` action::
If you just want to check the zone files before starting, you
can use the ``knotc checkzone`` action::
$ knotc -c master.conf checkzone example.com
For an approximate estimate of server's memory consumption, you can
use the ``knotc memstats`` action. This action prints count of
For an approximate estimation of server's memory consumption, you can
use the ``knotc memstats`` action. This action prints the count of
resource records, percentage of signed records and finally estimation
of memory consumption for each zone, unless otherwise
specified. Please note that estimated values might differ from the
of memory consumption for each zone, unless specified otherwise.
Please note that the estimated values may differ from the
actual consumption. Also, for slave servers with incoming transfers
enabled, be aware that the actual memory consumption might be double
or more during transfers::
or higher during transfers::
$ knotc -c master.conf memstats example.com
.. _Controlling running daemon:
Controlling running daemon
Daemon controls
==========================
Knot DNS was designed to allow server reconfiguration on-the-fly
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