[Samba] Configuring New Replacement Server For Samba

bhogue robert.hogue at alcatel-lucent.com
Mon Jun 3 09:31:01 MDT 2013

Thanks for the response. I down graded my samba version to the same as 
my old server.

I remember having a hard time getting samba to work with older versions. 
The 3.5.x version was the only one I could get it to work with.

On 06/03/2013 11:13 AM, Gaiseric Vandal wrote:
> run the "testparm -v" command - that will show you the location of key 
> files and directories including
> smb.conf
> private directory (which typically contains the  smb passwd file)
> the lock and cache directory or directories (which include various TDB 
> files.)
> 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 seconds.
> 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

Bob Hogue
Senior NSM Development Environment Specialist
Alcatel-Lucent IPD
Kanata, Ontario, Canada, K2K 2E6
telephone 613 784 4823
robert.hogue at alcatel-lucent.com

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