[Samba] group mapping... Ldb file?

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Tue Apr 20 09:10:51 MDT 2010

I just noticed, due to problems after migrating a server config and
restoring all my Persistent TDB Files, that the group mapping file is
named .ldb, not .tdb:

# find / -name \*.ldb
# file /var/lib/samba/group_mapping.ldb
/var/lib/samba/group_mapping.ldb: TDB database version 6, little-endian
hash size 10000 bytes

This seems to be the case in both samba3-3.3.9-40.el4 and
samba3-3.4.7-42.el5 (SerNet builds).  Is that deliberate?  If so, it
would be helpful to mention it on 


to warn people that backing up the .tdb files is not sufficient.

"To err is human.  To purr, feline"

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