Enabling ntdb?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 15 16:47:49 MST 2013

On Fri, 2013-02-08 at 15:27 +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Hi all,
>         Andrew Bartlett grabbed me at linux.conf.au last week and asked
> about ntdb.
>         I have set of three patches which enable dbwrap_local_open to
> open ntdb files (based on the extension).  So any dbwrap'ed db which you
> can specify the name in the config file can become an ntdb file: if a
> .tdb file exists it is converted and renamed to .tdb.bak, eg:
>         samba version 4.1.0pre1-DEVELOPERBUILD started.
>         Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2013
>         Called with maxruntime 7500 - current ts 1360298796
>         samba: using 'standard' process model
>         Upgraded /home/rusty/samba/st/dc/private/secrets.ntdb from /home/rusty/samba/st/dc/private/secrets.tdb (which moved to /home/rusty/samba/st/dc/private/secrets.tdb.bak)
>         I think this is the right "gently gently" approach: no magic
> change to existing configs.  The next patch adds a "use ntdb" flag
> (defaults to false), and then it's a matter of adding patches to change
> default filenames when this is set (I've done secrets.tdb as a test, as
> shown above).
> See my ntdb branch:
>         http://git.samba.org/rusty/samba.git/?p=rusty/samba.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/ntdb
> Is this the right way to go?  There are many more conversions to dbwrap
> to go, but we can do them as we need to.  I also have a patch for ldb to
> use ntdb, but it needs more work.

I'm really glad to see some progress on this, particularly early in the
release cycle so we don't get in the same unfortunate spot we ended up
in last year.  

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Reviewed-by: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>

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Andrew Bartlett

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