[Samba] Problems with migration from SuSE 10.0 to debian etch

Dr. Harry Knitter harry at knitter-edv-beratung.de
Mon Aug 25 14:29:27 GMT 2008


after a total crash of hardware, we had to reconstruct our Samba PDC from 

Since the old installation was already pretty old (SuSE 10.0) we moved to 
Debian etch.

I did the following.

I migrated the machines from the old passwd and shadow files to the new ones.
Then I copied all data and the whole directory /etc/samba to the new machine.
Then I set the permissions of the data to those of the unix and smbusers 
respectively. The uids in /etc/passwd and those in smbpasswd for machines and 
users are the same as they where in the old system.

Now to the problems:

If I change the password of a user the user cannot log in anymore. The same is 
if I create a new Samba user.

Some times, however not allways, the user profiles cannot be loaded from the 

On the other hand all users can access their data from the shares as they 
could on the old system.

Does anyone have any hint for me to solve the two problems above?



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