samba-tool domain backup and xattrs

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Apr 9 09:27:25 UTC 2018

On Mon, 2018-04-09 at 09:11 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> No, it says to me that because a Catalyst client wants to do an
> 'Authoritative' restore, everybody must do so, even though this is
> totally unnecessary.
> If you have a good backup of ANY DC, you just need to restore this to
> the DC it came from (same FQDN, IP) and it will work. Yes, you will
> have to remove all the other dead DCs and seize the FSMO roles, but it
> would work.

Now I'm confused, Isn't what you describe just what metze asked for and
what I've said we are implementing?

Beyond that I think perhaps we should park this in any case until Aaron
has a chance to finish his tool.  He is working on the xattr
requirement and I'm very glad this was raised as it was overlooked at
the requirements stage. 


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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