[Samba] safe to replace just one ldb file?

mourik jan heupink - merit heupink at merit.unu.edu
Tue Sep 2 07:54:14 MDT 2014

On 9/2/2014 14:27, mourik jan heupink - merit wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> On 9/2/2014 14:15, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> How did you remove the deleted objects, did you edit the .ldb files in
>> the sam.ldb.d directory ? If so, then you could have damaged your AD,
>> you shouldn't edit these directly.
> With many lines like:
>   ldbdel -d 0 -H sam.ldb "<GUID=66fd6cd4-a9dc-4d05-ab0c-dc915fce6adb>"
> --show-recycled --relax
The script was provided by sernet, so I guess it should be safe...

The question that remains is:

Can I just
- shutdown samba
- tdbbackup DC=DOMAINDNSZONES,DC=...ldb
- replace DC=DOMAINDNSZONES,DC=...ldb with the smaller .bak file
- start samba again

or do I need to make a dump/restore for *all* ldb files to keep 
everything in sync?


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