[Samba] Upgrade from 3.0.4 to 3.4.5 gotchas?

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 14:29:32 MST 2010

2010/1/25 John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Joe <joe at freakyacres.com> wrote:
>> I'm about to install 3.4.5 over 3.0.4 on an old FreeBSD 5.2.1 server from
>> source.  The server is backed up to tape.
>> Could I make life easier by backing up some files by hand to another
>> directory?
>> In theory should "make install" be all I have to do?  (yes I ran configure
>> and make)
>> Will the old smb.conf need modified?
> Yes definitely. You are going ahead 6 years of development.
> Normally you are supposed to take a look at the change logs between
> versions to determine what parameters have been changed or removed but
> that would be very painful for that type of move.
> I would run
> testparm
> before starting samba and fix any thing it complains about.

Would it also help to run "testparm -sv" with the old version and then
again after the upgrade to see what defaults have changed?  Or would
there be too many differences?

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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