Samba 4 IP change
yvan.karmouta at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Thu May 16 09:06:59 MDT 2013
> I want to know if it's possible to switch the samba 4 backup to be
> onto another machine that has a different IP. For example if the original
> samba was running on IPv4 only on 10.0.0.200, can the provisioning be
> restored on a machine that is running on both IPv4 on 192.168.0.100 and
> IPv6? What needs to be done in order to accommodate a new IP addressing
> besides the configuration in smb.conf?
I had a similar situation recently. If you have to change the IP address
it's better first to keep the original IP address and then add the new
IP address on eth0:0 for example. Next you run samba_dnsupdate, you
should see in the DNS mmc console the new NS and SRV entries. Then you
should be safe to remove the old one and remove the old DNS entries from
Actually if you don't have the original IP addres when you run the
samba_dnsupdate it fails stating it doesn't find the DNS server since
they are no NS records for the new IP address. If you smb.conf is
standard one you don't have to change it.
Please let me know if there is a more straight way to do it.
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