[Samba] backing up samba?

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Thu Aug 31 14:52:37 GMT 2006

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On 08/30/2006 11:58 AM, Henrik Hudson escreveu:
> Hey List-
> What are the appropriate files to be backing up on a samba PDC?
> I'm thinking:
> smb.conf
> /usr/local/etc/samba/  directory
> /var/db/samba/   directory
> /etc/passwd & /etc/master.passwd

	Are you copying the .tdb files?

	It is a good idea to use tdbbackup.


> This is running on FreeBSD as the PDC of the domain. If I need 
> to rebuild or wipe and upgrade this box I do not want to have
> to re-install all the Windows clients into the domain and into
> the machine.
> Did I miss anything or need anything else?

	And here is where Murphy comes in. :-)

	Try to setup a sparing server and check if one of your
workstations are able to work with it, be sure that your backup
will work after restored by testing the restoring procedure is
probably the only way to be a little bit more relaxed about that.

> Henrik

	Kind regards,

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