[Samba] Move Samba 3.0 PDC to different machine

Moondance Foxmarnick calabash at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 4 01:10:50 GMT 2004

	Saint's preserve! I thought I was the only one that couldn't
find a "what-files-to-pull" list! Now there are two of us! 
I am moving from 2.x to 3.0 PDC (my original PDC is trying to set itself
on fire) and cannot find a list of files anywhere! I even have the
'Official Samba-3' book. They cover migration.. without covering what
files to pull.

Here is a list of the files I _have_ pulled (I am also moving from
RedHat 9 to Fedora Core 2)
	For Fedora:
			Group,group- and group.lock
			Passwd, passwd- and passwd.lock
			Shadow, shadow- and shadow.lock
	For Samba:

Fedora is fine, even though I don't know what the - files or the .lock
files are. But so far Samba will not let me log anyone in although
testparm came up okay (just needed to remove "domain admin group"). I'm
here today (sun.) to do further troubleshooting. I need to get it going
today, because this is a school server and come Monday, they need it. My
config is simple - only PDC for network, no password backend, no BDC.
Very plain vanilla. 

I know my problem is the smbpasswd list, I just can't readily figure out
why. I think I'm missing some files. There is a secrets.tdb file in the
old Samba directory, which _may_ be the missing link, but it all needs
to be researched for me.

Unfortunately, with the orginal server overheating, there is no time to
prep. I was planning on migrating (in a controlled fashion) to Samba 3.0
for the ACL support. Now I find myself having to do it now because 3.0
was rolled with Fedora Core 2. Just to increase the level of fun (no,
really, I love a challenge <grin>) I'm learning Linux, Domain networking
and SAMBA concurrently. Thank god for message groups and the internet.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+calabash=earthlink.net at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+calabash=earthlink.net at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of Brad Otto
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 11:34 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Move Samba 3.0 PDC to different machine

Hi Samba List -

I've been surfing the web for a while looking for some help with moving
an existing Samba 3.0 PDC to a different machine.  I don't want to have
to reconfigure each machine on my domain.  There has got to be a way to
backup the full domain controller, reinstall the samba packages on a new
Linux machine, and just restore the users database, etc.  

I'm sure someone has done this already.  Anyone know of a good how-to or
any additional information I can access?

Help is appreciated.


- Brad
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