[Samba] Samba 3.0.14a-Debian, MySQL Backend, Migration Problem

Collen Blijenberg collen at zeist.hermanjordan.nl
Wed Oct 26 07:18:55 GMT 2005

This would be a nice feature for future releases of samba.

to be able to make a dump of your users/machine accounts.
let's say an import/export function of user & machine account..

it let's you migrate from differend passwd backend easely..
dunno just trying to help here, with some ideas..



Daniel Morlock wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an old system running Samba 3 with default passwd backend for about
> 30 users. Not I set up a new Samba 3.0.14a with mysql backend on another
> machine. I'd like to migrate the users from old system to the new system! I
> read through the official Samba HOWTOS and googled, but no useful concept of
> migration found.
> At the weekend I tested the following concept:
> - Configure the new server as BDC for the old server
>   => Join the domain: "net rpc join -S OLD_SERVER -w DOMNAME -U
> Administrator%passwd"
>   => Get the local SID with: "net rcp getsid"
>   => Sync the old /var/lib/samba with the new /var/lib/samba
>   => Sync the shared data and profiles
>   => Sync /etc/passwd /etc/samba/smbpasswd /etc/group (Note: I decided to
> set up a default passwd backend, and if this is running, I change to mysql
> backend)
> After I changed the smb.conf I restarted the servers and I become the
> message from BDC: "become domain logon server for DOMAIN". The testparm
> script tells me, that the smb.conf is set up correctly and it returns:
> Server role: ROLE_DOMAIN_BDC.
> A quick test was successful, I can login / logout from a domain user account
> on a windows xp station. Now I want to deactivate the old server and login
> with only the new server, so I shutdown the old server. A further login is
> working, BUT:
> I can login / logout without problems, so the authentification with BDC only
> is working! But I get the windows error message, that the group and user
> policies are wrong and therefore windows creates a new local profile.
> So my questions:
> - Have someone an idea to fix this problem?
> - Make my concept sense or does someone has a better concept?
> I hope you can help me with my problem.
> Regards,
> Daniel Morlock

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