If you've created a subdomain on your DA box.. but manually changed the A record to something external, DA will now respect that custom value during the restore. Setup: Backup box: Domain is set to 188.8.131.52 but custom sub A record manually changed sub A 184.108.40.206 where 220.127.116.11 is some external IP, not on this box. Usually, it would make more sense to just delete the subdomain in DA to prevent this, and just add the remote record manually, but DA will handle it now anyway. Issue was that after restoring to new box on 18.104.22.168, it would end up with 2 records: sub A 22.214.171.124 sub A 126.96.36.199 DA was correctly respecting the custom IP first during the zone restore, but the domain's 188.8.131.52 IP was being added when DA "restored" the subdomain (which creates the subdomain using the domain's IP). ==== FIX - If the User is being created during a restore (an not a merge) - and a subdomain record has a custom IP A/AAAA or CNAME value - and for A/AAAA, the value of that subdomain is not part of the local list of restored IPs (184.108.40.206 is not in the 220.127.116.11 list) then add the DNS during subdomain creation, during a creation restore will not happen. The original "sub A 18.104.22.168" will remain in the zone, and "sub A 22.214.171.124" will not be added.