missing /usr/local/samba/private/dns

Aaron E. ssureshot at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 08:10:24 MDT 2012

"""" DNS partitions do get replicated, but you might have to restart the
 > secondary DC to get them correctly replicating. """"

Does this mean that joining a secondary server that Should I see a 
private/dns directory on the secondary server then?

  I've been really looking forward to dns replication as then I can 
implement a secondary dc, as of now I'm just using a primary..

On 03/13/2012 05:03 AM, Amitay Isaacs wrote:
> Hi Daniele,
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Daniele Dario<d.dario76 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi Amitay,
>> On Tue, 2012-03-13 at 12:13 +1100, Amitay Isaacs wrote:
>>> Hi Greg,
>>> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Greg Dickie<greg at justaguy.ca>  wrote:
>>>> Sounds great. Totally ready to be the guinea pig, just let me know what
>>>> you need. One small question though. Is the ultimate goal to use a
>>>> builtin DNS server? I thought this bind9 implementation was pretty cool.
>>>> Is it missing anything that's required?
>>>> Thanks for the quick response guys,
>>>> Greg
>>> I have updated samba_upgradedns script now to handle upgrading dns
>>> provision even after domain join. The new code is in my dns-wip
>>> branch.
>>>    git://git.samba.org/amitay/samba.git
>>> You can run samba_upgradedns multiple times without any side effects.
>>> Let me know if that works for you.
>>> The ultimate goal is to use built-in dns server, so that samba does
>>> not have to depend on external programs (BIND) for running. For time
>>> being, BIND9 option is supported till built-in dns server becomes
>>> fully operational.
>>> Amitay.
>> do you mean that is possible to use upgradedns to provision the dns
>> partitions on a samba4 DC already joined to a domain?
> Yes, that's correct. You can run samba_upgradedns on any provision and
> it should upgrade it to use AD based backend.
>> If I catched I will use it on my secondary DC (primary is also samba4)
>> to have also a secondary DNS. Does it also start replication of the dns
>> partitions between the DCs?
> DNS partitions do get replicated, but you might have to restart the
> secondary DC to get them correctly replicating. There is an issue
> regarding msDs-hasMasterNCs attribute, which has yet to be resolved. I
> haven't tried to set up a DNS server on a secondary DC using
> replicated DNS as yet.
>> If yes, which is the best way to proceed?
>> My idea is to upgrade secondary DC to latest git source, pull your
>> branch to obtain upgradedns than run it from the secondary DC.
> You can use my dns-wip branch. First make sure that the partitions are
> getting replicated. Once you confirm that, run samba_dnsupgrade on the
> secondary DC to setup a AD database for BIND in dns/ directory.
> Finally run BIND with DLZ on secondary DC. Obviously this hasn't been
> tested, so your feedback is most welcome. :)
> Amitay.

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