[Samba] what are *.tdb files?
bmarsh at us.ibm.com
Tue Mar 22 15:13:17 GMT 2005
jerry at samba.org wrote:
> Adam Williams wrote:
> | In /varcache/samba/ I have several .tdb files.
> | Like brlock.tdb, locking.tdb, ntdrivers.tdb, etc.
> | Excusing my ignorance, what are these files, and
> | what do they do? And why must they be copied when
> | migrating from one samba server to a new one?
> Samba uses a lightweight database called Trivial Database
> (tdb). Here's the list (john, we should really document
> this somewhere).
<snip -- excellent list removed and saved away>
> winbindd_idmap.tdb* winbindd's local idmap db
> The following tdb's should be backed up IMO:
If you're running with winbind and using local tdbs rather than LDAP, I'd
vote to add the winbindd_idmap.tdb to the list of things to backup.
In fact I tdbbackup this file once an hour into a winbindd_idmap.tdb.HH
file. (where HH is 0-23) We've had a few of these files get corrupt and
then you end up no owners & groups on all/some of your files. It is a real
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