[Samba] Samba-to-samba migration

Marian Mlcoch, Ing mm at tsmp.sk
Wed Jan 22 13:32:19 GMT 2003

Try read help on samba swat home page on your 2.2.7 swat www or howto htmls.
***How To Configure Samba as a Backup Domain Controller for a Samba PDC***
But this is only for login good choice, for storing files is problem with
change home directories to another server when PDC dies...

For first Q about migration i must say that is not simply. Best setup is
teoretical downgrade samba on new 9.0 to eq version 2.2.2 then copy all
config and db files and then upgrade to 2.2.7a.
You can try without this but not copy tdb files only overwrite smb.conf and
smbpasswd plus recreate acounts from passwd 8.1. Plus transfer SIDs of
machine and domain as is write in uplisted howto.

Thats all folks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Nolan" <chris at itoperations.com.au>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 12:40 PM
Subject: [Samba] Samba-to-samba migration

> Hi all,
> I have a Samba box (Mandrake 8.1, Samba 2.2.2). I have another hard disc
> that has Mandrake 9.0 + Samba 2.2.7 on it. I am looking to install this
> other hard disc into the Mandrake 8.1 box and migrate everything over.
> Do I need to do anything other than copy the contents of /etc/samba
> (smb.conf, secrets.tdb etc) over to the new hard disc to ensure that our
> Windows 2000 Pro workstations are still members of the Samba-controlled
> domain?
> Additionally, does anyone have any experience in setting up an entirely
> Samba-driven solution for fail-over? This place has two servers, and I
> was hoping to be able to setup Samba on both so that if the main one
> blows up/dies/gets stolen, everyone can still logon to the domain and
> see all their files (everyone saves all their stuff to the Samba box via
> drives mapped to their home directories and other places). All advice
> gratefully received. All amusing flames cheefully printed and stuck on
> the wall at the premises of subject.
> Chris
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