[Samba] Migrating Samba and Users to another Fedora 3 box

Collen collen at zeist.hermanjordan.nl
Fri Mar 18 23:55:14 GMT 2005

Hmm your forgetting a few things..
sure you've got the usernames and all, what about the *.tdb files.!!
best thing is to copy the entire samba dir as well (/usr/local/samba/*)
and all posix user files, only passwd isn't enough, coz you'l lose your 
you didn't tell us if it's an pdc or not..
or how you're going to do the migration..
ect ect..
L8r   COllen

Aaron Reimann wrote:
> Hi...
> I am planning on going from a 36-gig Raid-1 box to an 250-gig Raid-1
> (ide) box.  The current server is Fedora Core 3 and the new one will
> also be Fedora Core 3.  This box is only used for Samba (file sharing
> and printer sharing).  The system works great, I just need more space.
> So, could someone please help me out with moving user info and /home
> directory to the new box?  Here are some of the things I am assuming I
> will need to keep me from recreating users and what not:
> /etc/passwd - for system users
> /etc/samba/smb.conf - my config
> /etc/samba/smbusers - samba user info
> /home - all user dirs and public shares are in here
> Is that it?
> Also, this might be the wrong place for this, but...I can't do a
> tar.gz of the home directory due to the fact that the drive is almost
> full.  I need to make a tar.gz put | it to the new box via scp.  I
> have seen it done before, can anyone point me in the right direction
> for a how-to?
> Thank you,
> aaron

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