upgrade reference

Charles Tryon charles.tryon at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 12:47:50 MST 2012

I've had some success doing some test migrations, though I don't have all
my pieces put together yet.

Are you running on a Debian based system or a Red Hat (CentOS, Fedora, etc)
based system?  There are obviously some package differences, as well as
startup script differences.

I am actually trying to do the conversion from one server to another, which
presents some different challenges.  For one thing, I still have a load of
other services on the old server that I can't get rid of right away.  Also,
that box is pretty suck on packages from several years ago, which is why
it's still running Samba 3.0.9!!

In my case, I do NOT have an LDAP server, so I am pulling from a tdb
database for my users.  I wouldn't say this is better or worse than LDAP,
but it does mean you do things a little differently.

I've found that I can copy my /etc/samba and /usr/lib/samba directories
from my production server to the new test server and then run the

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Aaron E. <ssureshot at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm finally getting back to some testing now that EOY is over. The last I
> worked with upgrade testing was running the myldap.py upgrade script, I
> have seen that the samba-tool can now provide an upgrade path and I'd like
> to run some tests.
> I'm looking for information to read up on using this tool.
> I currently have an s3 domain with an openldap backend. When I run
> samba-tool ? I don't seem to see anything relevant to an upgrade. This is
> the latest git as of a week ago.
> Any reading material is greatly appriciated along with examples if you
> have them.
> Thanks
> Aaron

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

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