Backing up samba4

Rowland Penny repenny at
Wed Sep 19 04:22:25 MDT 2012

On 19/09/12 11:01, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Am 19.09.2012 11:51, schrieb Rowland Penny:
>> I have run 'samba-4.0.0rc1/source4/scripting/bin/samba_backup' after 
>> creating
>> /usr/local/backups. I now have three files in /usr/local/backups, two 
>> of these
>> are easy to deal with, just copy their contents back to where they 
>> come from.
>> The third is a bit different, samba4_private contains the backups 
>> created by
>> tdbbackup, these files end in .ldb.bak. If I just copy the contents of
>> samba4_private back into place, I will end up with, for instance, 
>> hklm.ldb &
>> hklm.ldb.bak, what do I do now?
>> Is it just as simple as ensuring samba is not running, then deleting 
>> hklm.ldb
>> and renaming hklm.ldb.bak to hklm.ldb, or is there something else I 
>> need to do.
> At least for the sysvol folder you should know, that the tar command 
> from the script doesn't backup the filesystem extended ACLs. If your 
> tar command supports '--xattrs', you should add to the tar command(s) 
> in the script to include the ext. ACLs. If your version of tar doesn't 
> support this, maybe you can use star.
> Regards,
> Marc
Hi Marc, I have already re-written samba_backup to use star, I just need 
to know how to restore from the backups, specifically the tdbbackups.



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