Samba3 / Samba4 migration -- question

Charles Tryon charles.tryon at
Tue Oct 18 14:02:59 MDT 2011

I'm still working my way through getting the samba-tool domain samba3upgrade
to work, but I want to take a step back and ask a question on intent...

It looks like the new samba4 server is loaded with all the parameters from
the old samba3 domain, including things like the Host name, SID, dns domain
name, NetBIOS domain, etc.  Is the intent to set up the new domain such that
you can pull the plug on the old server (more or less), start up the new
domain server and all the clients will "transparently" switch over to the
new server with a simple reboot?  Can the new and old servers be run in
parallel, or are they explicitly structured so the new Samba4 server
replaces the old Samba3 domain services?

    Charles Tryon
      "It's the job that's never started that takes longest to finish."
                                 -- Samwise Gamgee

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