Samba 4 Backup & Restore....

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Aug 11 16:19:17 MDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-11 at 19:25 +0530, SATHYA - IT wrote:
> Hi,
> I wish to migrate our existing windows 2008 server AD to samba 4 AD in our
> production environment with alpha16 release. Even it is not yet recommended
> for production, considering the current stability we wish to go with the
> release for production. Can you please assist on taking the Samba AD backup
> and restore which would help me - in case if the system crash out. 

There is a script source4/scripting/bin/samba_backup for exactly this.

Running another DC is also a good way to have a backup.

Finally, I would strongly recommend using the current GIT tree, or the
upcoming alpha 17 release if you can, because we have fixed some pretty
major issues around renaming of domain controllers between sites. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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