Vampire a Samba4 domain to Samba3?

Matthieu Patou mat at
Thu Mar 17 14:46:33 MDT 2011

On 17/03/2011 23:00, Christian Huldt wrote:
> tor 2011-03-17 klockan 22:39 +0300 skrev Matthieu Patou:
>> On 17/03/2011 22:09, Christian Huldt wrote:
>>> Would it be possible to move a domain from samba 4 to samba3?
>>> We have a samba4 domain used for testing that they want to move into
>>> production, and keep users and connected computers.
>>> We've had some problems with samba4 locking up occasionally so would
>>> prefer to use samba3.
>> What was locking up in samba4 ? the file server part ?
>> Matthieu
> The AD part AFAIK, samba4 is used as login server with file serving is
> done by samba3 servers join to the domain, once in a while the samba3
> server cannot reach the samba4 server and net ads testjoin can't find
> any dc while kinit works. Everything starts working after hunting down a
> few huge smbd processes on the samba4 dc.
Interesting, I never faced this problem even if I'm running samba since 
a couple of times in production (~3 years), I do had problems with the 
fileserver part but not much, I had a couple of issue with LDAP server 
not being able to handle more than 1 request at the time also but it 
seems not to be your case.
> We never really got a bdc up as the replication wouldn't work at all..
Which backend did you use ?


Matthieu Patou
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