[Samba] Samba 3 by Example & Migrations

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Apr 2 08:05:52 GMT 2005


Your request has been noted.  As soon as I get a moment I will add appropriate 
notes to the Samba-HOWTO-Collection and I may add another chapter on Samba to 
Samba migration in the Samba-Guide.

John T.

On Friday 01 April 2005 07:01, Mike Rambo wrote:
> One topic I can't find in either Samba 3 by Example or the Offical Samba
> 3 Howto & Reference Guide is that of migrating from a Samba3 server to a
> newer Samba 3 server (meaning newer hardware in this case).
> We are currently using the smbpasswd backend. I plan to move to tdbsam
> but that hasn't been done yet. All of the servers in question are
> running either whitebox 3 or redhat 9 (if it matters) and Samba 3.0.4.
> Our primary migration goal is to not have to touch all the 2000
> workstations to rejoin them to the domain.
> I have messed around with manually merging /etc/group, /etc/passwd,
> /etc/shadow, /etc/samba/smbpasswd and copying /etc/samba/secrets.tdb
> from the old to the new server and have been able to make this work
> (once at least so far - I'm still experimenting) but would like to use
> better methods for the migration.
> I like 'net rpc vampire' on NT4 but that to my surprise doesn't seem to
> work against a Samba PDC and if it is addressed in a Samba to Samba
> context in either book I couldn't find it. I'm going to experiment in a
> little while with converting to tdbsam first but it occured to me that
> someone out there might be able to cut down on the time I have to spend
> experimenting if I just ask.
> Anyone done this before?
> --
> Mike Rambo
> mrambo at lsd.k12.mi.us
> NOTE: In order to control energy costs the light at the end
> of the tunnel has been shut off until further notice...

John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
Other books in production.

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