[Samba] testing samba 4 alongside samba 3
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Nov 25 05:47:50 MST 2011
On Thu, 2011-11-24 at 12:06 +0100, steve wrote:
> I have the opportunity to test Samba 4 and in particular the possibility
> of migrating from 3.6 to 4. I have a setup a spare box with 3.6 and ldap
> running under openSUSE 12.1 with a win 7 client on virtualbox.
> I had not used windows for over 10 years until I set up our SSO lan last
> month so I don't know much about AD. I read in the Samba 4 docs that you
> can drag and drop machines and users onto the AD.
> 1. Can I run Samba 4 alongside Samba 3 on my test box?
Maybe, I don't know. It is certainly much easier to use virtual
machines and run them separately.
> 2. Can I migrate users and machines (in my case a few test users and one
> w7 virtual machine) from Samba 3 to Samba 4? Is there a script?
Yes, samba4 provides samba-tool which has a domain upgrade tool.
samba-tool domain samba3upgrade
> 3. For the 'drag-and-drop-users. . .' bit, will I need a GUI on my
> openSUSE host?
No, you can to quite a bit via net / samba-tool. And there is [although
I've never used it] a Python API. Otherwise you use the MSC on a
> 4. Will I need to administrate Samba 4 from windows?
It is helpful.
> 5. Can anyone give me a one liner which starts with 'AD is. . .'
No, and anyone who says they can is full-of-crap and doesn't know what
they are talking about.
> 6. Is my setup OK for testing this? Do I need a separate physical
> windows client to test it?
You can test from a virtual machine.
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