[Samba] replacing a samba pdc server.

Mark Rutherford mark at maunzelectronics.com
Thu Jan 25 14:22:54 GMT 2007

Hmmm, you can use that, but:

       Export users, aliases and groups from remote server  to  local  server.
       Can only be run an a BDC.

	Only if you are a BDC.  :) 

Here is my question....
I have to migrate a server as well.
The current server uses smbpasswd and the new server planned I want to use ldapsam.

Can I ....
Add the new server as a BDC and 'vampire' the current PDC and then 'promote' the new server and shut the other one off?

Would be cool if I could. 
I am exploring methods of 'how' to change the server, but also how to keep things intact.

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