[Samba] It is secure to transfer roles and demote DC?

Federico Alberto Sayd fsayd at uncu.edu.ar
Thu Nov 6 11:16:35 MST 2014

On 06/11/14 14:04, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello Federico,
> Am 06.11.2014 um 17:54 schrieb Federico Alberto Sayd:
>> I want transfer FSMO roles from a DC and then demote it, I was reading
>> the wiki and there is an advice about a bug [1] with samba-tool that
>> prevents that two roles be transferred, when you use "samba-tool fsmo
>> transfer".
>> The DC that I want to demote is also a file server. But if something
>> goes wrong I don't want to reinstall the File Server. I can see that the
>> bug is still open.
> The bug report is still untouched and the problem still exists.
> Do you want to drop this DC? Or remove this one and join a new one e. g.
> for hardware replacement? In that case, just copy your installation to
> the new host and keep the installation/IP/hostname.
> If you search the mailing list, there were some guys editing the AD
> database, to work around that. But this is without any warranty and not
> an official recommendation.
> Regards,
> Marc
The server that I want to demote is also a file server, I want preserve 
the file server functionality but demote as DC. That is why I don't want 
to have to put offline the server forever or to reinstall it.



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