[Samba] Best way to upgrade domain from control by 2.2.5 PDC to control by 3.0.20b PDC

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Nov 26 15:54:49 GMT 2005

On Saturday 26 November 2005 08:40, Kevin wrote:
> Thank you very much, John, for your reply.  You're right... I was
> reading the wrong book for insights into my upgrade plan.  Thanks for
> pointing me to the right book.

No problem.

> >>>>> My other questions are:
> >>>>> a) Any problems with a samba-3.x BDC backing up a samba 2.2.5 PDC?
> >>>>
> >>>> samba 2.x.x doesn't support BDC
> >>>
> >>> I thought that 2.2.x introduced some BDC functionality.  No?
> >>
> >> No - apparently saying it once isn't enough though.
> >
> > Samba-2.2.x CAN be used as a BDC, but it was not officially supported.
> > It is officially supported in Samba-3.0.x.
> My question about BDC was not whether 2.2.x could be used as a BDC, but
> rather, if I should expect any problems in using 3.x as a BDC for a
> 2.2.5 PDC (which I'm still unsure of, but I'll drop it in hopes of
> finding an answer in the Samba-3 by Example book).  Perhaps I could have
> written that more clearly in the first instance.  Apologies for creating
> the confusion there.

Do not mix Samba-2.x and Samba-3.x in DC roles. You should update the PDC to 
Samba-3 before setting up the Samba-3 BDC.

- John T.

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