how can i backup my whole LDB database

Michael Wood esiotrot at
Fri Oct 8 00:42:51 MDT 2010

Sorry, forgot to Cc the list.

On 7 October 2010 21:06, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer <mdw at> wrote:
> Well,
> you could save the "sam.ldb.d" directory and the "sam.ldb" file under s4's
> "private" directory (path is generally /usr/local/samba/private). Or simply
> backup the whole "private" directory.

I use something like this:

cd /usr/local/samba
find private var -type f -name '*.[lt]db' -print0 | xargs -0 tdbbackup
find private etc sysvol ! -type s ! -type d -print0 | tar cf
/path/to/samba.tar --null -T -

Michael Wood <esiotrot at>

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