[Samba] Switch roles of PDC and BDC machines?
abartlet at samba.org
Sun Mar 21 02:48:02 GMT 2004
On Wed, 2004-03-17 at 00:43, Paul Gienger wrote:
> I've got two sites that I am planning a Samba3/LDAP implementation on,
> each will have its own local server. The problem is that I want to
> implement in my local office first, which is not the site that
> eventually will be the 'master' site. Sometime later when the proper
> master site comes online, I'd like to demote for lack of a better term,
> my local machine to a BDC and then promote the other one to a PDC. What
> I think would be involved would be:
> 1. Swap the Domain Master parameter so that the first server is set to
> No and the new and eventual master is Yes.
> 2. Change WINS parameters so that the new PDC is the WINS server, 'wins
> support' gets the same treatment as Domain Master, point the BDC at the
> new PDC and then alter DHCP.
WINS is separate from PDC stuff, so you can switch this at any time
> 3. maybe rejoin the xDC machines to the domain with the PDC and BDC
> parameters for type set for their new values.
No need, but each machine (including the PDC/BDC) should be joined to
> Am I missing any terribly important but non-obvious (to me) parameters?
You will need to down the LDAP system, to switch around the LDAP
replication. This also can be done independently from 'domain master'
parameters, but I would switch both at the same time.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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