Migrating S4 DC

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Sun Jan 1 11:21:38 MST 2012

On 30/12/2011 23:04, titantoppler at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for the insights so far.
> As far as I understand things:
> 1) I can use the built-in replication - but what about GPOs? Will they
> propogate to the backup DC as well?
No replication for the moment, setup your own replication scheme ....
> 2) Files (profiles and shared files) will have to be done manually, as will
> the permissions. A hassle, but nothing unmanageable
> 3) S3 isn't ideal for an AD set up since the configuration of the file
> permissions will have to be done from smb.conf - I'd prefer to do it all
> from the Windows management tools (I know, I know...)
No no, I encourage you to use the acl_xattr module so that you have a 
good NTACLs mapping and then you can use the Window explorer to set the 
> Andrew: If I understand you correctly, if I want to retain the correct file
> permissions without having to reapply them (because of the migration from
> posix:eadb to built-in file attributes) I should do the following:
> a) Set up the appropriate shares in the new file server
> b) Copy the files from share to share using Windows - this will preserve
> the file permissions (esp. for user profiles), thus saving me from having
> to reconfigure the permissions again.
> c) Re-map the users' home and profile shares on the AD side of things.
> Is there anything else that I should be considering but am not?
> Cheers, and happy holidays!

Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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