[Samba] samba 4 as a pdc and /etc/passwd
rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 12 10:51:27 MDT 2014
On 12/03/14 16:46, David Bear wrote:
> but my original question was do I need to duplicate all the accounts
> in /etc/passwd between the two machines since I did not have ldap
> installed originally? Will samba 4 and it's built-in ldap stuff
> capture what I need to get through pdc to bdc replication?
Since samba 3 required each samba user to be also a local user, you will
need to create the same users & groups on the new machine as on the old
one with the same uid's & gid's. This is where an AD domain is better,
users & groups only exist in AD, they cannot be local.
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Rowland Penny
> <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com <mailto:rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>> wrote:
> On 12/03/14 16:22, David Bear wrote:
>> Thanks for the rapid response. Apologies I was not more clear.
>> I want to stick with the standard NT 4 domain contoller style
>> network. Maybe next years I will think if migration to and ad dc.
>> But for now, I want the simplest path off the samba 3 domain
>> controller that I have.
>> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Rowland Penny
>> <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
>> <mailto:rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>> On 12/03/14 16:07, David Bear wrote:
>> I am remembering something wrong related to samba 4 and
>> that there is no
>> longer a need to have machine accounts and user accounts
>> exist in
>> /etc/passwd ? I want to set up a samba 4 domain
>> controller as a bdc to a
>> samba 3 domain. Have the domain data base replicate and
>> then shut down the
>> samba 3 pdc and promote the samba 4 to a pdc. It would be
>> nice to ignore
>> having to migrate /etc/passwd because I did not set up
>> ldap for the samba 3
>> I think that we are going to need a bit more info here. When
>> you say 'bdc' & 'pdc' are you referring to the 'classic'
>> samba setup, or do you expect to end up with an AD controller?
>> If you want to end up with an AD controller, then what you
>> are proposing will not work, an AD DC will never be a pdc in
>> a NT domain.
>> I think that you will have to go down the classicupgrade path
>> here, but without further info, I cannot be sure.
>> David Bear
>> mobile: (602) 903-6476
> Ah, well in that case, I think it is just a case of setting up
> samba4 just like the samba3 machine and then syncing the
> userdatebase etc from the pdc to the bdc. This is usually just
> done by copying the samba directory from one to the other (on
> Ubuntu this is /var/lib/samba YMMV).
> Start up the new machine, make sure everything is ok and then stop
> smbd, nmbd, winbind on the old pdc and everything should just
> work, or maybe not. If it doesn't work, restart smbd etc on the
> original pdc and you should be back to where you were, you can
> then check the logs to try and find out what went wrong.
> This is all from memory, it is a good few years since I last did
> this (ok, in fact I only ever did it once ;-) ), so if anybody has
> a better way, please chime in.
> David Bear
> mobile: (602) 903-6476
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