[Samba] Moving Samba PDC from one server to another...
samba at astroshapes.com
Mon Aug 21 16:35:26 GMT 2006
Robert Adkins wrote:
> ...along with upgrading from the Samba 2.2.x line to the 3.x line.
> I have been reading through the Samba documentation and haven't
> found anything regarding moving a Samba PDC from one server to another
> server and also upgrade the Samba version. Am I looking at a lengthy
> removing and rejoining of all PCs from the "old" domain to the "new"
> domain and copying over the application data from their roaming
> profiles off the old server to the new server?
> It seems like there should be an "easy" way to handle this.
> Thanks for any pointers to documentation covering this.
I am interested in the same. I am moving from 3.0.22 to 3.0.23b and my
first attempt was a total disaster. I simply added the "domain master =
yes" to the new PDC and set it to no on the old PDC, keeping the same
domain name. Things didn't work as expected. Login scripts didn't
run. And I had some issues with Netbios aliases, but I may do something
different with that anyway.
Is there something that needs migrated, like a .tdb file, that needs
moved from the old PDC to the new one? I'm using LDAP as the backend so
I would imagine all the info the domain needs would be in there.
I also had another issue that may not have been related, but I'll ask.
It seems like every time I used the new PDC (3.0.23b) and tried to log
on to a Windows 2003 server as administrator, I would get an
"lssass.dll" error and the server would reboot on it's own. I have not
seen that happen on the old PDC using 3.0.22.
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