[Samba] Configuring New Replacement Server For Samba

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 09:13:27 MDT 2013

run the "testparm -v" command - that will show you the location of key 
files and directories including

private directory (which typically contains the  smb passwd file)
the lock and cache directory or directories (which include various TDB 
netlogon directory (including netlogon scripts)
profile directory (if applicable)

You should not need to rejoin.  But you should assume that the config 
for 3.5.x. may need to be tweaked to work with 3.6.x.

Non-samba files will include things like /etc/host  and /etc/resolv.conf.

When you replace one machine with another machine with the same ip,  
existing machines may not be able to connect to the new machine until 
the old arp entries expire.  Shd be less than one hour but more than 30 

On 06/03/13 10:29, bhogue wrote:
> Hi,
> I did not get a response for the below, I was just wondering if this 
> is not the right place for this question can someone suggest another 
> mailing list.
> Thanks
> Bob
> On 05/30/2013 12:46 PM, bhogue wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am replacing my current RHEL 6 clustered samba server with new 
>> servers. The IP's and hostnames will be the same.
>> The samba version on the old config is: samba-3.5.10-115.el6_2.x86_64
>> The samba version on the new config is: samba-3.6.9-151.el6.x86_64
>> What do I need to do to copy the samba configuration to the new servers.
>> Will I need to do a net join again? or will it just work because the 
>> ip's and hostnames are the same.
>> Thanks
>> Bob

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