[PATCH] WHATSNEW: Added samba-tool 'backup offline' and 'groups, stats'

Tim Beale timbeale at catalyst.net.nz
Thu Nov 15 01:51:30 UTC 2018

Review appreciated. Thanks.

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From: Tim Beale <timbeale at catalyst.net.nz>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:14:48 +1300
Subject: [PATCH] WHATSNEW: Added samba-tool 'backup offline' and 'groups

Signed-off-by: Tim Beale <timbeale at catalyst.net.nz>
 WHATSNEW.txt | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)

diff --git a/WHATSNEW.txt b/WHATSNEW.txt
index 2177988..98ada34 100644
--- a/WHATSNEW.txt
+++ b/WHATSNEW.txt
@@ -45,9 +45,32 @@ netlogon prefork
 DCERPC now supports pre-forked NETLOGON processes. The netlogon processes are
 pre-forked when the prefork process model is selected for samba.
+Offline domain backups
+The 'samba-tool domain backup' command has been extended with a new 'offline'
+option. This safely creates a backup of the local DC's database directly from
+disk. The main benefits of an offline backup are it's quicker, it stores more
+database details (for forensic purposes), and the samba process does not have
+to be running when the backup is made. Refer to the samba-tool help for more
+details on using this command.
+Group membership statistics
+A new 'samba-tool group stats' command has been added. This provides summary
+information about how the users are spread across groups in your domain.
+The 'samba-tool group list --verbose' command has also been updated to include
+the number of users in each group.
+The samba_backup script has been removed. This has now been replaced by the
+'samba-tool domain backup offline' command.
 smb.conf changes

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