[Samba] PDC -> BDC Question

Nick Pappin npappin at latahfcu.org
Thu Jun 25 19:58:08 GMT 2009

Ok but how do I keep the pdc and the bdc in sync, for example the
account_policy.tdb file has all of the account policy stuff in it now I
assume that I could take this tdb file and move it to another domain for all
it cares and still keep all fo my policy settings. So changes file just mean
that the file needs to be moved to all of the other servers or does it even
matter if this file is the same on the pdc and the bdc because the bdc
doesnt do account policy enforcement. However how does this effect the other
files such as ntdrivers.tdb or registry.tdb.

W. Nick Pappin
IT Staff
Latah Federal Credit Union

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:55 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Nick Pappin <npappin at latahfcu.org> wrote:
> >
> > I have a full ldap backend so the bdc is the slave to the pdc. I am just
> > wondering what I can copy I found a list at
> > http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions of what all
> of
> > the tdb's have in them but it isn't really clear what is server agnostic
> and
> > which is needs to be individual to each server. So I am wondering how
> should
> > I be copying these from my pdc should I just have the pdc overwrite
> > everything or should I have the bdc create the files as well and have it
> run
> > with its own files?
> When you are using ldap you generally have separate files for these
> and all of them except secrets.tdb can be deleted and the pdc/bdc will
> create a new one. Well that is at least what I have found in my 6+
> years with samba.
> --
> John M. Drescher

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