TDB database compatibility with 32/64-bit Samba build

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Aug 3 20:20:14 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 01:38:44PM -0500, Albert Chin wrote:
> We have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of samba-3.0.14 for Solaris
> 10/SPARC. If we use Samba and therefore create tdb databases using the
> 32-bit build, will these be compatible with the 64-bit build and
> vice-versa?

Yeah, the persistent databases format should be identical between
machines of different architectures as well as different integer
size and endianness. The "cache" tdb's are not portable but then
they are re-created on statrup anyway.

If it doesn't work it's a bug.


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