Backing up samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Sep 19 10:58:41 MDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-09-19 at 10:51 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Correct, with Samba shut down, that is all you need to do.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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