[Samba] PDC migration from suse 8.2 - samba 2.2.7 ldap - to latest versions on ubuntu 8.04

Vladimir Psenicka vladimir.psenicka at prodeco.cz
Wed Mar 24 02:20:46 MDT 2010

Dne 23.3.2010 15:48, Giorgio napsal(a):
> Hello,
> Hopefully I'm in the right place asking for help :-)
> I need to move from an old physical Suse 8.2 - samba 2.2.7 + ldap - to
> latest samba versions, I would like to use an ubuntu 8.04 virtual machine.
> The domain is in production on the physical server, to be dismissed after
> migration. It is also the file server!!! so /DATA/ has all shared and
> permission driven file access..
> I was following https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/serverguide/C/samba-dc.html but
> I realize I am in a different scenario...
> Production so no errors are admitted :-(, migration to new os and versions..
> all at once?
> I have a dump of the physical server (dd sda mbr and single partitions :)
> plus an rsync with all permissions daily backup, just to be safe ;)
> What would you guru's suggest as a strategy?
> Can I create a new server and add it as secondary domain controller and then
> once the replica is up? I'd feel quite comfortable with this method.
> BTW I need a new version of samba as they have already bought Windows 7
> boxes (without asking if they were supported arrgh).
> Thanks to all of you who read or answered :-)
> Gio


Ubuntu 8.10 is bad idea if you will be connecting Windows 7 into domain,
because of old Samba version. Samba 3.4.x or 3.5.x is recommended for
Win7. Wait for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (next month) if you want Ubuntu.

Vladimir Psenicka

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