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

GG jojomi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 18:05:06 MDT 2010

Hello Vladimir and hi all,

Thanks very much for replying!

Any suggested os? I'd go for debian or what advised, I just happen to
know ubuntu more...

Any strategy or hint on migrating from ancient ldap + samba to a new server?
Already tried rsyncing (using all options to keep perms and attributes
grp  own mod etc) on a twin v-machine but server starts and the ldap
auth fails to work :-(

I'm a bit stuck at the moment :-( and I have posponed the problem for
too long grrr


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Vladimir Psenicka
<vladimir.psenicka at prodeco.cz> wrote:
> 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
> Hi.
> 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.
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> Vladimir Psenicka
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