[Samba] Re: In place upgrade

Rubin Bennett rbennett at thatitguy.com
Fri Oct 10 13:23:05 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 13:56 +0100, Kristian Davies wrote:
> > For a system installed without a package manager (i.e. make install),
> > then you make a copy of your passdb.tdb, secrets.tdb and smb.conf,
> > upgrade, and put those 3 files back in.
> That's the puppy.  So, stop services, mv sambadir, install new version
> afresh, copy over those three files and start services.
> Will that affect the machines AD machine account with sid's etc... or
> is that why the secrets.tdb are copied over?
That's why secrets.tdb is copied over.  However, if you're changing
machines or upgrading OS at the same time, you'll need to copy the user/
machine entries in /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow as well or
you'll get lots of ugly messages about your password database being


Rubin Bennett
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