[Samba] samba / openldap upgrade
pmorvan at laita.fr
pmorvan at laita.fr
Wed Jun 6 09:21:13 MDT 2012
> What OS are you running?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant)
> You should do the openldap upgrade separate from the samba upgrade.
> Depending your OS version you may have packages to update openldap or
> samba. If you are using linux you may have minor upgrades available as
> packages which may fix known bugs. You should make a complete back up
> of your ldap data first and have a plan to roll back. If you are
> compiling openldap you can compile to an alternate location from your
> current LDAP. You may need to copy the samba schema into the new
> openldap file system path . If all goes well, you should be able to
> stop the old ldap server process, copy data over to the file system
> path, and start it up.
> I suggest you use a spare machine to test compiling openldap (if need
> be) and to test importing LDAP data from a backup.
> I believe Samba 3.3 supports Windows 7, but I have not tried it. I have
> used samba 3.4.x and 3.5.x. Depending on your OS you may need to
> either update packages or build from scratch. You may find it
> easier to set up a new machine with a new version of linux (assuming
> linux) that already has a newer openldap and samba installed. Samba
> 3.4.x will have several changes in terms of machine account creation,
> idmap caching, and winbind caching. Also, you may need to explicitly
> define a "nobody" user With samba 3.4.x and 3.5.x I have a small
> issue with creating new machine accounts. See earlier posts to this
> list from my name. I have Oracle Directory Server as my ldap backend,
> so I think it is more of an LDAP issue then a samba issue.
> For the samba upgrade you may want to set up a test machine to become
> more familiar with the new version. You should assume that there will
> be some glitches during the upgrade. You may need several hours to
> make the cutover. Make sure you back up your configuration, spool,
> cache etc directories just in case you need to roll back to the previous
Ok I'm gonna try all that on test machines.
I let you know.
Thank you !
> On 06/06/12 07:15, pmorvan at laita.fr wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I run a samba 3.0.10-1.4E.2 with openldap 2.2.13 on the same server
> > hat 4)
> > I would like to upgrade both to be able to join win7 machine to my
> > (and because openldap crash sometimes..).
> > I have no idea how to do that and I don't know if it takes lot of
> > This server is critical and can't be stop like that.
> > I would like to upgrade to the latest versions.
> > Can someone help me or guide me ?
> > Thanks.
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