[Samba] samba4 replication issues | sam.ldb inconsistency

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jul 11 15:18:49 MDT 2014

On Fri, 2014-07-11 at 15:16 +0200, mourik jan heupink - merit wrote:
> Hi Andrew, list,
> >> And I guess this is NOT possible:
> >> option 3 - Install a new third DC3, and replicate that new DC3 with my
> >> (probably healthy) DC2, WITHOUT doing scary things like transferring
> >> fsmo roles first?
> >
> > I think option 3 is the best option.  Get that working, as you don't
> > loose anything by taking this option.
> But... I tried adding a DC3, and it started replicating with DC1, and of 
> course it failed to replicate the faulty DomainDnsZones. So the join 
> failed, and was reversed.
> So...how to add a DC3, and make it sync to DC2 instead of DC1? I assumed 
> that this is not possible without transferring fsmo rules, but your 
> recommendation above tells me that it IS possible?

It certainly is. you can join to any DC regardless of roles.  You should
be able to point it to DC2 with --server=DC2

> That would be super cool, and by far the best solution out of this mess.

Yeah :-)

Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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