[PATCH] [WIP] AD DC backup and restore tool

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu May 31 08:56:02 UTC 2018

On Wed, 2018-05-16 at 11:25 +0100, Rowland Penny via samba-technical
> > I'm not sure where I said I can't test it, because we plan to do just
> > that.  One of the tests we plan fully animate a working DC alongside
> > ad_dc and the other selftest environments, using a stored backup and
> > these tools. 
> This must have been my mis-understanding, it sounded like you couldn't
> write an actual test.

Just as a heads-up, Tim and I got this (the full runtime test) working
today for the online backup (and with that working the offline
shouldn't be difficult).  

Therefore I plan to submit this for review as soon as we can clean it
up.  Once in place, we can build up features like NTACL support (Joe is
working the infrastructure for that).

The restore tool is already written, as is the 'blocker' against an
untar, so my plan is to bring it in part-by-part as we finish the
required tests, as it is already safer than the shell-script option.

Finally, as a reminder for why this really matters, we are building the
domain rename tool on this basis, and this is critical for the creation
of a realistic pre-prod domain. 


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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