[Samba] Samba Upgrade (Downgrade?)

Sheldon Charles sheldoncharles73 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 06:01:14 MDT 2014


Thanks for you quick and excellent response.  I have had no problems
running 4.2 but, since what was an experiment turned into an integral part
of our networking, I felt that I should go with a stable release.  I built
4.1.11 and did a make install over the 4.2 install.  Samba started up and
everything seemed to be fine.  DNS was working, folks were logging into
their computers, nothing scary in the logs, etc.  I tried to run ADUC and
it failed with an error that said I didn't have permission to connect to
the domain.  I checked the logs and didn't see anything obvious so I
stopped Samba, bumped the logging level to 3 and restarted it.  ADUC then
ran fine and has continued to do so.  If there is any interest in seeing if
removing the logging directive makes ADUC fail to run, I'd be happy to do

I'm going to give the current server some time to make sure that it is
truly stable and performing correctly.  Once it is, I'll create a secondary
DC using the 4.2rc1 and let you know if there are any issues.

Thanks again for the fantastic support and software.


On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Marc Muehlfeld <mmuehlfeld at samba.org> wrote:

> Hello Sheldon,
> Am 09.09.2014 00:34, schrieb Sheldon Charles:
> > Months ago when I I was looking into using Samba at the office, I made
> the
> > mistake of using the 4.2 development branch instead of a stable
> release.  I
> > have no idea what was going through my mind.  It's now months later and I
> > would like to move our domain to the latest stable 4.1 release (and then
> > move to new hardware).  Is it possible to do this?  Can it be as easy as
> > building 4.1.XX and installing it over my current 4.2  or do I need to do
> > something else?
> I think, a downgrade should be possible. I haven't read about databases
> changes. Maybe some libs are left from the 4.2 installation when you
> install 4.1 over and you're getting errors or it wont start. Then you
> can try to remove them.
> But do you have any problems with your 4.2 git version? If not, then
> keep it, until the final is released. 4.2rc1 is scheduled for Sept. 22.
> The final version will maybe released about 2 month later.
> But if you downgrade, make sure, you're having a working backup!
> And if you stay at 4.2 or try release candidates, give feedback. We need
> people testing the new version ;-)
> Regards,
> Marc

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