[Samba] Migrating PDC

Simon A. F. Lund safl at safl.dk
Sun Jan 16 05:47:44 GMT 2005

I've just migrated from FreeBSD 4.8 to 5.3 with Samba 2.2 to 3.0.10 with 
MySQL. All i did was simply copy over the needed files (profiles and 
user data).

But it would have been a lot easier if a had taken the user database 
with me. Especially the machine accounts, since the SID much match 
otherwise the WinXP boxes needs to join the domain once again.
Also if you use "Point'n'Print" remember to get the .tdb files with you.
So my advise to you is to take a look at pdbedit, and the options for 
migrating the user database. Plus which .tdb files you need.

just my 2 cents


John Allen wrote:
> I am trying to migrate my samba 3.0.10 PDC from a Solaris 2.8 machine to 
> a Suse 9.1 machine.
> Nothing in the docs including the part about moving from a windows PDC 
> to samba PDC seem to
> work in my case.  Is their some quick and dirty or do I have to 
> reinstall on the Suse machine and recreate
> all the users?
> Thanks,
> John Allen
> john.allen at noaa.gov

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