[Samba] Promoting a DC

Ricky Nance ricky.nance at weaubleau.k12.mo.us
Tue Feb 12 21:26:35 MST 2013

Hi Greg,
Yes, its really that simple, however you may end up needing to transfer
them one role at a time if you end up getting errors (something I had to do
once). Samba-tool needs a bit more documentation (on the wiki that is),
however you can see more info by using --help after any command... I may
start working on a wiki page for that soon.


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:31 PM, Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net> wrote:

> So, I'm wondering if anyone has a "howto" on promoting a non-master DC
> to FSMO/Operation master and making it the Primary DC? [I don't see it
> in the Wiki and searching doesn't produce anything for me.]
> In my particular case, I have a couple of test DC's I've setup. Rather
> than tear them down, I might like to just move them into
> production/final testing and then replace those machines with more
> appropriate hardware - and promote the new DC to the master.]
> Perhaps this isn't the best approach - and that's fine.
> But even then, knowing how to make one of the non-master DC's a master
> under Samba4 might be a good thing to know, before I have an emergency
> where I need to do it.
> ---
> PS: I did one more search and got this article.
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2012-April/167012.html
> Is it really as easy as [./samba-tool fsmo transfer --role=all
> --realm=SOMEDOM.COM ... ] ?
> Again, something more formal might be nice. I'd be glad to author it
> on the Wiki if someone can walk me through the proper steps. [I don't
> want to document it if I'm not sure I'm doing it right.]
> -Greg
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