Upgrading from S4-alpha12

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Tue Mar 6 22:46:53 MST 2012

On 03/06/2012 10:13 AM, titantoppler at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm attempting to upgrade from my (very old) installation of S4 alpha 12,
> to the current build of S4.
> After pulling down the latest source and compiling+installing, I'm doing
> the 'upgradeprovision --full' step to upgrade the database.
> However, I'm running out of space. Upon further investigation, I realised
> that this step seemed to be copying the 'sysvol' folder to a
> /usr/local/samba/private/backupprovision(some-random-letters). Since my
> users' data files are really huge, doing so fills out my hard disk really
> quickly.
> Why is this happening (meaning the need to copy the files) - I had thought
> the provisioning step would be upgrading the database only, without
> touching my files? Is there a way around that?
Because upgradeprovision is also changing acl on the sysvol part as they 
used to be very broken.

Try the attached patch and run with --db_backup_only, it should do just 
the backup of the DBs, If you have still issues try with --nontaclfix.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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