[Samba] requesting assistance in samba-samba migration
petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Tue Apr 17 01:57:17 GMT 2007
--- Gary Dale <garydale at torfree.net> wrote:
> The user's profile is usually stored locally. If you log on as the
> user, you should get the same profile. The only time this wouldn't
> happen was if Windows thought you were logging on a new user. It
> do this if your new server didn't have the same user database.
But if the profile is stored locally why would a user get a different
> In other words, it's not sufficient to set up a new Samba server. You
> also need to migrate the user account information. Since you are
> currently using LDAP, that should be simple. Simply point your new
> server to use the same LDAP database that the current Samba server
> If you want to migrate to a different datastore (not use LDAP), do
> in a separate step. However, most people seem to prefer using LDAP.
> you've got it working with Samba, why would you want to switch?
I want to get rid of the current server completely and LDAP is running
on it locally. I also find LDAP ill-suited for this environment.
There are only about 20 users being managed.
What is the separate step you mention? Can I export the data out of
Thanks for your help.
> Peter Matulis wrote:
> > I have inherited a Samba server and would like to migrate the
> > installation to a new machine. We are using Samba as a PDC and my
> > currrent worry is what users will see on their desktop (as well as
> > other changes?) once they log on to the new server.
> > As a test I have logged on with my laptop (running WinXP virtually)
> > I get a completely blank desktop (with the exception of the trash
> > Will users lose anything? I am unclear on this.
> > The current/old samba config is posted below. It is using LDAP but
> > new config will not. Thank you very much.
> > Peter
> > [global]
> > workgroup = exampledomain
> > netbios name = examplehost
> > server string = Samba Server %v
> > printcap name = cups
> > load printers = yes
> > printing = cups
> > printer admin = @"Domain Admins"
> > log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
> > max log size = 50
> > map to guest = bad user
> > security = user
> > encrypt passwords = yes
> > smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> > obey pam restrictions = yes
> > socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
> > bind interfaces only = yes
> > interfaces = 10.9.2.6
> > os level = 32
> > domain master = yes
> > preferred master = yes
> > domain logons = yes
> > logon path =
> > passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://10.9.2.2 smbpasswd guest
> > ldap admin dn = cn=manager,dc=exampledomain,dc=com
> > ldap suffix = dc=exampledomain,dc=com
> > ldap machine suffix = ou=Hosts
> > ldap user suffix = ou=People
> > ldap group suffix = ou=Group
> > ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
> > wins support = yes
> > dns proxy = no
> > dos charset = 850
> > unix charset = ISO8859-1
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