[Samba] Samba BDC for Backup

Ian Clancy clancyian at cel.ie
Wed Jun 8 07:25:28 GMT 2005

Hiu Yen Onn wrote:

> Hiu Yen Onn wrote:
>> hi,
>> i have no experience in configure any of the BDC before. just curious 
>> to ask, if i have configured a BDC, then if any fail down of my PDC, 
>> does BDC will take turn automatically??? stupid question.... but, i 
>> didnt know it... sorry....
> another question
> 1. I have a master ldap tree for my PDC, likewise my BDC also having a 
> slave ldap tree, do i need to replicate the master ldap to the slave 
> ldap?
In a word, Yes. If you are using openldap you will find plenty of 
documentation on the Internet about how to do this.

> 2. How about the sid number??? does PDC sid have to be similar to the 
> BDC sid??? what is sid? what does is working for??? dun understand... 
> pls enlighten.. thanks..

The PDC and the BDC have the same SID number. Usually each computer / 
users has a unique SID. However domain controllers are a unique case. 
You can import the SID into a BDC using the 'net rpc getsid 
<DOMAINNAME>' command.

Ian Clancy
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