[PATCH] Add a new tool, 'samba-tool domain clone'

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 18 07:20:34 UTC 2015

On Tue, 2015-08-18 at 09:05 +0200, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Am 17.08.2015 um 05:56 schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> > This patch adds and tests 'samba-tool domain clone' a way to clone 
> > an
> > AD domain without adding Samba as a DC.  This allows us to confirm 
> > we
> > can migrate to Samba without harming the source domain.
> As that seems to be more like a developer tool,
> which can be very dangerous for a random admin to try,
> I don't want this to be part of "samba-tool domain".

Why is it dangerous?

> I'd prefer a standalone script under source4/scripting/devel/.
> Also from reading the patch it's not completely clear what
> part of the migration should be tested? Just the replication?
> What is the desired result of this having an exact copy of the
> other DC? Including the same name, ntds guid and it's original 
> invocationID?


Andrew Bartlett

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