[Samba] backup samba domain accounts
gareth.cummings at globoforce.com
Mon Jul 9 08:28:05 GMT 2007
You need to back up /var/lib/samba as well.
Martin Miethe wrote:
> Hi Newsgroup,
> I use SAMBA as PDC with MS Terminal Server 2K3.
> I dont use LDAP.
> For backing up the domain accounts, I secure /etc/samba on daily base.
> Yesterday I made a test: I set up a new machine with Samba and copied
> my backup /etc/samba (1 day old) to the new machine - Samba started
> just fine.
> But now, most of the users could not login to the Terminal Server (but
> some were able to)! The users do not change their password. So it seems
> Samba and Windows are out of sync (on base of some ID?).
> I have noticed that Windows now lists some cryptic IDs
> ("S1-1-5-21-12423535....") instead of the usernames in the User
> When I re-add the domain account to my Windows Server, Windows creates
> me an empty profile. This is really bad and means I would need to copy
> all the profiles to the new Folder!
> How can I simply backup my Domain accounts? I don't really want to set
> up a BDC and LDAP. I would like to have everything out of the office.
> If this doesn't work, does anyone know how I can point the profiles
> in Windows to the new location, without copying them?
> Just want to be prepared if I would need it one day.
> Please help...Thanks a lot in advance.
> best regards
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