[Samba] Migrate a Samba 3.0 PDC from Redhat 9 to Debian Sarge

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Mon Nov 27 14:23:12 GMT 2006

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On 11/27/2006 09:53 AM, Buehl, Reiner (HPS EMEA GD-C&I) escreveu:
> Hi all,
> I have a Samba 3.0.20b installation on a Redhat 9 system running as PDC
> for a Windows Domain. I now would like to move the PDC funktionality to
> an existing Debian Sarge system running Samba 3.0.23c and then
> decommision the Redhat system.

	What type of backend are you using?

> I did search for information on how to do this but all the information
> that I could find seems to deal with Samba 2.x PDCs since the
> MACHINE.SID file is always referenced as the critical configuration

	If you are using LDAP, the migration should be easy,
without major problems, but you still need to test it, at least
with one client (just to be sure).

	If you are not using LDAP, you need to copy a few tdb
files to keep the status and information history and avoid
problems like rejoining machines to the domain. I'm not sure
about how "painless" it is going to be, because I usually
update Samba versions but always Debian... between a Debian
and a RedHat it could require a few extra checks.

	Perhaps, this [1]entry in the FAQ of Samba Wiki can
help you to define what you should backup. Anyway, if you are
able to install the new machine and test it, you can pretty
safe copy the files and do some tests on the lab. :)

1. http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions

> Best regards,
> Reiner Buehl.

	Kind regards,

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