[Samba] migrate users to ldap

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Wed Feb 28 16:45:30 GMT 2007

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On 02/27/2007 08:16 PM, Markus Krause wrote:
> Thank you for your answer.
> I actually did not point out exactly enough what i want to do, 
> sorry for that ...
> I read these postings and also some sections in the samba howto 
> and several descriptions on the net, but i understand all these
> in that way, that the samba server is reconfigured to use ldap
> and "stays" there. at the moment we are some time away from
> finally migrating all samba accounts, which are currently stored
> in smbpasswd, to ldap and it is no option to take down and
> reconfigure samba even for a short time.

	Hmmm, sorry, but I can see how you want to accomplish that.
You are changing the backend, you need to tell samba about this.

> so what i in fact need is a way to get a snapshot of the current
> accounts and copy them into ldap, the samba server should/can/must 
> not be touched (i mean start/stop/reconfigure etc.) in any way
> during this process. can this be done ?

	I'm not sure I _really_ understood what you want, but
using some of the famous migration script, you can create your
new LDAP database in a few minutes, them you need to tell
Samba to start using the new backend (LDAP) instead of the old
backend (smbpasswd file).

> thanks in advance for any hints!
> regards
>   markus

	Kind regards,

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