[Samba] Replacing a Samba server

Scott Grizzard scott at scottgrizzard.com
Mon Jul 14 15:51:06 GMT 2008

If you are using an LDAP backend, just slapcat all of the data out of 
the old server, and dump it into the new one.  The new Samba will read 
the SID from LDAP, and your clients shouldn't notice the difference.

- Scott Grizzard <scott at scottgrizzard.com>

sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us wrote:
> sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us wrote:
>> I am setting up a new samba server that is going to replace my old one.
>> Here is the question that I have.  Am I going to have to go around to each
>> computer on campus and have it rejoin the domain when I put the new server
>> in place?
>> If that is the case, can I set the SID on the new samba server to be the
>> same as the old samba server and will that do the trick so that I do have
>> to go around to each computer?
>> Thanks for any info.
> I also might add this.  I have software on some of my labs that will not
> let the user make any changes to the computer.  If they change
> backgrounds, settings, software, etc. then upon a reboot, the changes will
> be gone.  I don't know if this would have any affect on the computers
> joining the domain or not.  I will keep the domain name the same as what I
> have now.

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