[Samba] Change the IP/name of the domain member server

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 08:25:29 MDT 2011

Maybe you should also copy the "private" directory from the old to the 
new server.   That may include the machine password used by the samba 
server to connect to the domain.

Run "testparm -v" on both servers.  Are both servers samba version of samba?

On 08/10/2011 02:37 PM, Piotr Legiecki wrote:
> Hi
> I have two servers: old production and new to change the old one.
> What is the right way to change to brand new server (with new Samba) 
> in a way transparent to end users?
> Both (old and new one) servers are domain member servers. What I want 
> to achieve is to: leave the old servers name and IP but assign them to 
> new server.
> I have done almost everything, so the new server has the data, the 
> ACLs are transfered and are ok, but when I shut down the old server, 
> change the hostname of the new one to old one, changed the SID of the 
> new server to the old server (using net getlocalsid/net setlocalsid 
> xxx) and... booom. When I try to access the shares on the new server 
> (from windows) it asks for user name/password just like  the new 
> server is not a member of the domain.
> So is it possible to achieve what I want?
> I'm not sure if other way, by using net ads leave (on new server) and 
> then join with changed name (of the old server) would work. I'm afraid 
> of loosing the connection to domain controler and all windows 
> workstations would not be able to access the new server after joining. 
> what is wors, also the old one could (?) have problems then. Looks 
> like the trick with the changed SID is not working well.
> I hope someone would help me with this. Playing with windows is 
> dangerous, some actions are not possible to undo.
> Regards
> P.

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