[Samba] upgrading and moving to different servers

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Tue Jul 25 19:16:32 GMT 2006

Adamiec, Larry wrote:
>> Is it a domain controller, a member server, or stand-alone?
> stand-alone 
Do you have a domain? If so, you may want to consider making it a member 
server. Otherwise, you'll be stuck with your current situation of 
maintaining user accounts on your server (of course, this depends on you 
not using Windows XP/home on your workstations). If you can set it up as 
a member server, then you can grant access to domain accounts and/or groups.

To address your immediate concerns however, most of your old smb.conf 
should work. It's been a long time since I've worked with 2.2, but you 
may want to check to see if you have any .tdb files associated with your 
Samba 2.2 setup. If so, move that entire directory over to your new machine.

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