[Samba] copy of smbpasswd

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue May 23 12:23:24 GMT 2006

On Monday 22 May 2006 22:25, C.Rathnasinghe wrote:
> Hi
> I have same problem exactly U got,  even I post earlier to this group
> but didn't get any help If U do resolve this Please update me also. thanks.

Before asking for help did it is a good idea to check available documentation. 
Did either of you happen to check chapter 8 of the book "Samba-3 by Example"?


This chapter was written to help those who need to migrate, update, or upgrade 
a Samba server. Is this information what you need? If not - file a bug 

- John T.

> chami
> Tom Haerens wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > I have to move our old samba file server to a new machine.
> > The old samba server was a RedHat8 with samba 2.2.5.  The new one is
> > SLES9 with samba 3.0.2b-3.4 SuSE
> >
> > Is there a way to re-use the old smbpasswd file?
> >
> > In the log-files I can see that the authentication fails when I try to
> > access a shared folder.
> > A windows client keeps on asking the login and password.
> >
> > Is it possible to re-use the smbpasswd file?
> >
> > When I create a new smbpasswd file, everything works fine.
> > But, I want to avoid that everybody has to re-enter his or her
> > password...
> >
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> > Tom
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