[Samba] Upgrading from 3.0.37 to 3.5.9

Stringer Kenneth M NGA-PRTN USA CTR Ken.M.Stringer.ctr at nga.mil
Fri Jul 8 13:30:39 MDT 2011

I am upgrading from 3.0.37 to 3.5.9 on the same server and need some advice.  I am running Solaris 10 on a domain server that services 10 XP and Win 7 clients.  The existing Samba directory structure is not standard.  I believe the engineer who built the Solaris install transferred all Samba 2.0 directories from the old server to the current server and then created additional directories for the install and symbolically  linked some of the old files to the new install.  Anyway, Samba is installed in two different structures on the server:  Samba and /etc/samba...  and /etc/sfw....  We are using the "sfw" directories:

The smb.conf file in /etc/samba is symbolically  linked to the smb.conf file in /etc/sfw.  So here are my questions:

1)      How do I migrate the tdbsam database from 3.0.37 to 3.5.9?

2)      Can I use the existing smb.conf file?

3)      Can I just backup smb.conf and tdbsam files and reinstall to all the default directories and then copy the backup files to the appropriate Samba directories?

4)      What else do I need to migrate?

I'm sure if I just do a ./configure like the Samba web site says, my whole team will be down until I get it fixed.   There seems to be nothing in the documentation, which is very old, to help w/ this issue.  Any input to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.



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