Repost: migrate single samba 3.0-alpha21 pdc with ldapsam to samba pdc 3.0.2a with tdbsam?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Mon Apr 19 15:10:14 GMT 2004

Eddie Lania wrote:

>> I would like to upgrade my current samba pdc 
 >> 3.0-alpha21 with ldapsam to a samba pdc 3.0.2a with
 >> tdbsam. This all has te be done using the same,
 >> single machine.
>> Can this be done?

migrate the passdb backenc can be done using
"pdbedit -i ... -e ...." See the manpage for details.

>> I am allready testing a bit but when I copy the 
 >> secrets.tdb from the old samba to the new samba version
 >> and start it up, the w.s. I am on is telling me that
 >> the domain controller cannot be found and using
 >> svrmgr.exe tells me that the previous primairy domain
 >> controller has become a backup domain controller.
>> Result is that I am no longer able to log on to 
 >> the domain anymore.

Should be fine.  Just done rename the new machine.
You should look at some level 10 debug logs to find
out what is failing.

cheers, jerry
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