[Samba] Recommended passdb backend

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Thu Aug 7 22:23:21 GMT 2003

On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 05:21:51PM -0400, Damian Gerow wrote about '[Samba] Recommended passdb backend':
> We're in the midst of setting up a Samba 3 system as our PDC.  I come from a
> Samba 2 world, where the passdb backend was smbpasswd.  What's the ...  er,
> 'best' passdb backend at this point?

> To qualify best, there's no limitations on the type of storage used (LDAP,
> MySQL, XML, etc).  I'm just looking for something that's going to make
> integration with a 2000/XP domain easier, and is going to be well supported
> into the future.

Here's a rough list of what backend to use when:

tdb - Small (fresh) installation, only one DC
ldap - Larger (fresh) installation
smbpasswd - for backwards compatibility only
mysql - for those who have a current system with MySQL and want to
		integrate that
xml - for backup purposes

Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at nl.linux.org> - http://jelmer.vernstok.nl/
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