[Samba] Practical guide to migrate from tdbsam to ldapsam

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Fri Mar 11 15:55:27 GMT 2005

John Terpstra wrote:
> The use of 'pdbedit -i tdbsam -e ldapsam' can be used to migrate the 
> SambaSAMAccount infromation to LDAP, but the migrationm of 
> the POSIX accounts is a little more difficult.
> The procedure you could use is to use the PADL migration 
> tools to migrate the POSIX accounts to LDAP first, then 
> use the pdbedit tool to migrate the SambaSAMAccount information. 
> Alternately, check http://idealx.org and http://www.padl.com 
> for the suitable migration tools that may permit the migration 
> as a one-step operation.
   Thanks for this information.
   Are there any suggestions or warnings for setting up a new Samba
server (with simple winbind and a range of UIDs & GIDs) which will later
be moved to using LDAP [against an Active Directory] for the backend?
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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