[Samba] How to move NT4-Domain from one samba-PDC to another

Stefan G. Weichinger lists at xunil.at
Tue Jan 14 06:06:58 MST 2014

Am 14.01.2014 13:55, schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> On Tue, 2014-01-14 at 12:36 +0100, Stefan G. Weichinger wrote:
>> Could someone please point me at the current best practice to move an
>> existing Samba-NT4-Domain from one samba-PDC to another?
>> I have to move over ... the old server gets substituted.
>> The current PDC runs Samba 3.5.11 and has its data in tdb-files, not in
>> LDAP. The new server runs Samba 3.6.22 if that is important in any way.
>> (both servers on gentoo linux)
>> This is a rather small domain with around 20 users/machines ...
>> As far as I understand I will have to copy over stuff like
>> /var/lib/samba etc ... and make sure to keep up the SID ("net
>> getlocalsid" ..).
> That's pretty much all that is required.  If you keep the same hostname,
> then the SID will stay the same, because Samba really won't know the
> difference, but regardless just check and set it if it changes on you. 

Is it problematic to change the hostname?

We wanted a new host in parallel of the old, so there are 2 different
linux-hostnames ...

I assume I will then have to

"net getlocalsid" -> "net setlocalsid"

to keep the SID?



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