[Samba] Dead DC change?

James lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 13:21:02 MDT 2014

What samba version are you running and can you post your smb.conf file?

On 10/30/2014 3:18 PM, Ryan Ashley wrote:
> It finally happened, a DC is down and I am trying to figure out what 
> to do now. The LSI RAID card is dead (it actually caught fire briefly) 
> and I obviously cannot boot the system until the replacement arrives. 
> I do have a second Samba DC on the domain, but what I am seeing is 
> that it runs like Server 2000 for some reason. It is acting like a 
> backup DC, not a normal DC like 2008 and 2003. I know that in the 
> Windows world all DCs have the global catalog and if one dies, no big 
> deal. Now I am experiencing insanely long startup times on 
> workstations and long logon times, as well as a few DNS issues.
> So, is this the old "PDC/BDC" setup? If so, how can I get past 2000 
> and make my domains a normal one after the other server comes back up? 
> In the meantime, how can I get my domain running until the other 
> server comes back up?


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