[Samba] Moving server to new box

Jimc jesmeyano at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 18:07:25 MST 2014

It is just a simple Mint 15 box running Samba 4. I mostly use it for network practice. I have a large extended family, so I have up to 15 boxes, xp, 7, 8.1, Mac, and Linux.

Marc Muehlfeld <samba at marc-muehlfeld.de> wrote:
>Am 17.01.2014 21:19, schrieb jimc:
>> I wish to move my Samba 4 server to a new box. Since the old one is
>> and the new one is sata, I cannot simply swap disks.
>> What is the best way to transfer my server without loosing
>> files?
>What kind of Samba 4 installation do you have? An AD or an NT4-style 
>Domain? And is your server a member or a DC/PDC?
>But if you configure the hostname and IP on the new machine the same 
>than on the old one, you simply have to move /usr/local/samba/ (or the 
>other places, where you have configured Samba to be located in) to the 
>new machine. I the architecture x86/x64/... does not change, this
>work. Otherwise I guess you have to recompile and install the 
>binaries/libraries/... over your existing installation. The database 
>files are, as far as I know, platform indepentend.

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