[Samba] tdbbackup with bouncing/shutting down samba possible?

Marten Gajda marten.gajda at FernUni-Hagen.de
Fri Oct 8 14:41:47 MDT 2010

 Hi Rick,

here's a small excerpt from the tdbbackup man page:

> The tdbbackup utility can safely be run at any time. It was designed
so that it can be used at any
> time to validate the integrity of tdb files, even during Samba operation.

There is no need to stop samba during backup creation.



Am 08.10.2010 22:28, schrieb Rick Gates:
> Hi,
> We are a small company, which has just started using samba.
> Recently we have faced a few issues regarding the TDBs getting corrupted.
> I have read that the only way of getting around this issue, is to regularly
> take tdbbackups.
> But, this process needs a downtime of my samba server, which we would not
> want.
> Instead, is there a way where I can take the tdbbackup with out shutting
> down samba server.
> That is, perhaps a way by which we just effectively shutdown TDBs one by
> one, taking there backups.
> If that is possible, then we can schedule this activity at the time when the
> load on the server is at the lowest point.
> I tried to google it but could not find anything about this.
> Any ideas/thoughts on how can we take tdbbackups without shutting down
> samba?
> Regards,
> Rick

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