how can i backup my whole active directory database from samba

Michael Wood esiotrot at
Wed Aug 25 04:26:29 MDT 2010


On 25 August 2010 12:10, hesam mohamadian <hesam.mohamadian at> wrote:
> hi Michel
>  i read your topic in samba mailing list for change unicodepwd hash , my
> case is like bellow i installed samba 4 alpha 9 before with openldap 2.4 now
> i install samba 4 alpha11 without installing openldap by installing samba4
> alpha11 your ldap base is installed either now how  can i restore my whole
> active directory database and recover it to new one i want to save all my OU
> - Users and User Password
> can you help me please

I am not sure what you mean exactly.  Do you have a Windows Domain
Controller that you want to get the users etc. from?  Or do you mean
you want to upgrade from samba4 alpha9+OpenLDAP to samba4 alpha11+LDB?

If it's the first option, then there is a page on the wiki about
joining a samba4 instance to an Active Directory domain controller
using vampire.  If it's the second option, then maybe
upgrade-provision would work, but the samba-technical list would
definitely be a better place to ask.

Also, you should probably compile the latest version from GIT instead
of using the alpha11 tarball if that's what you are doing.

P.S.  I think it would be easier to understand your question if you
separated your sentences using full stops :)

Michael Wood <esiotrot at>

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