[Samba] samba migration to another llinux distro

Hubert Choma hubert.ch at wp.pl
Tue Jun 15 03:56:09 MDT 2010

I need a description how to move painlessly samba from one system to 
another without re-adding to the domain windows clients. Currently, I 
have samba Version 3.0.28a-1.fc7
on Fedora 7 and I want to move it on CentOS 5.5 As far as the server 
hardware remains the same. In addition to changing the system i would 
like to change new disks and add a new 3ware 9650SE Raid controller 
(samba will operate in RAID 5 )

My questions:
- How to move a painless system that do not add clients to the domain 
- Domain must have the same SID
- Which file system will be more efficient for the samba (3TB 
partition), ext3, ext4, xfs?
- Whether the version of samba in Centos 5.5 is compatible with windows 
7 (standard centos 5.5 repos)
- If I make raid volumes(3ware controller) with installed centos 5.5 on 
the another motherboard (gigabyte EG41MF-US2h)  and configure samba and 
bring it along with the disks to intel server motherboard linux will 
start ??

Installation and configuration on the test machine will shorten the time 
necessary to migrate.

Please help

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