upgrade reference

Aaron E. ssureshot at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 13:37:16 MST 2012


I am running debian based flavor. I have samba4 / bind 9.8 build on my 
test box working with a new provision which Ill blow away..

Can it pull the information through a network or does everything have to 
be installed on the same server?

Essentialy all I would need to do is get ldap and samba functioning and 
restore the database from my production box. Which shouldn't take too 
long but I would rather not have to install what I won't need. I'm anal 
retentive when it comes to installed packages in production..

On 01/11/2012 02:47 PM, Charles Tryon wrote:
> 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
> conversion.
> 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

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