This DNS record already exists: Plesk issue

    Posted in Windows Servers on Jan 05, 2021

    While creating a new domain/subdomain/alias for a domain on the Plesk panel getting following error:


    This DNS record already exists



    To fix this issue, follow the below steps:

    1) Connect to the Plesk Windows server via RDP.

    2) Take a database dump of the Plesk database using the following command under the command prompt (Start CMD as an Administrator).

    plesk db dump psa > C:\psa_24x7_backup.sql


    3) Access the Plesk database using the following command in CMD:

    plesk db


    4) Find dns_zone_id of the domain, which cannot be created, using the following command.

    select dns_zone_id,host from dns_recs where host like ""; is domain name


    Replace with your actual domain name:

    5) Using dns_zone_id from the output above, make sure that the domain name is the same:

    select id,name from dns_zone where id=628;


    6) Delete records from corresponding tables using the ID from the steps above

    delete from dns_zone where id=628;

    delete from dns_recs where dns_zone_id=628;


    Now, you will able to create the domain/subdomain/alias in Plesk without any issue.

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