[Samba] samba-tool dbcheck produces wrong instancetype errors

Chris Lewis clewis at inview.co.uk
Thu Jan 10 09:50:42 MST 2013

Hi All,

I have joined a samba4 instance to en existing W2k8 AD domain as an 
additional domain controller.

When I do

samba-tool dbcheck

I get (example) :

ERROR: wrong instanceType 4 on CN=INVIEW-DC2,OU=Domain 
Controllers,DC=inview,DC=local, should be 0
Not changing instanceType from 4 to 0 on CN=INVIEW-DC2,OU=Domain 

This happens for  644 out of 655 of the objects in directory. I have 
attempted to fix one or two less important objects and the error does 
not appear again.

Before I go ahead and fix them all, I want to find out whether doing 
this would have any unwanted ramifications?

Can anyone explain what causes these errors and if fixing them might 
break something?

Thanks in advance


Chris Lewis

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