[Samba] migrating samba to different machine

Kaleb Pederson kibab at icehouse.net
Sat Jul 6 07:53:02 GMT 2002

On Friday 05 July 2002 12:13 pm, Joerg Lenneis wrote:
> Kaleb,
> what version of Samba are you using? The information in the
> MACHINE.SID file has been migrated to a tdb database in recent
> releases.

It's running 2.2.1a, although I think it may have been running since 
samba-2.0.7.  There is a secrets.tdb file which I moved over, but I'm 
presuming that samba is using a different machine ID, since all the windows 
machines see it as a different machine.  I assumed that since I had moved 
over all the files, it would see it as the same machine, but it doesn't yet 
for some reason.


> Kaleb Pederson:
> > I tried migrating our samba settings from one machine to another, but
> > Windows sees it as a different server.
> >
> > I currently have an older version of samba setup on an old machine.  I
> > setup the latest version of samba on a different machine with different
> > build specs (e.g. acl support, etc.).  I migrated over the
> > usernames/passwords and MACHINE.SID file (is this even used anymore?)
> > and setup smb.conf to have the same domain name and netbios name.
> >
> > When I login as user XX to machine YY, instead of user XX's profile, it
> > creates a profile folder called XX.domain_name.
> >
> > What are the requirements to be able to migrate from one machine to
> > another without losing anything?  My smb.conf is slightly different
> > (purposefully - but only on things that should effect it acting as a
> > PDC).
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > --Kaleb

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