Unable to start DNS service: mount point /var/named/run-root/etc/named does not exist

Created:

2016-11-16 13:19:54 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 11:39:06 UTC

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Unable to start DNS service: mount point /var/named/run-root/etc/named does not exist

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 10.x and below for Linux

Symptoms

When trying to start DNS service, it is failing with the following error:

# /etc/init.d/named start
ls: /var/named/run-root/etc/named: No such file or directory
mount: mount point /var/named/run-root/etc/named does not exist
ls: /var/named/run-root/usr/lib64/bind: No such file or directory
mount: mount point /var/named/run-root/usr/lib64/bind does not exist

Cause

There is no /var/named/run-root/etc/named and /var/named/run-root/usr/lib64/bind directories.

Resolution

Create such directories and start DNS service.

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