[Samba] Cannot export all my users using pdbedit

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Dec 16 15:34:28 UTC 2015

On 16/12/15 14:26, Nico De Ranter wrote:
> Hello again,
> I'm trying to move all my users from an old Samba server to a new Samba AD
> server.    When I try to do a 'classicupgrade'  the process crashes after a
> while without giving me a clear indication of what is going wrong.  When I
> try to export the users using pdbedit -e smbpasswd , some of the accounts
> simply fail.  If I look at the output I see something like:
> Processing account myfailinguser
> Home server: storage
> Home server: storage
> getsmbfilepwent: returning passwd entry for user someuser, uid 1013
> ...
> getsmbfilepwent: returning passwd entry for user sshd, uid 10
> getsmbfilepwent: end of file reached.
> endsmbfilepwent_internal: closed password file.
> build_sam_pass: Failing attempt to store user with non-uid based user RID.
> (Note: I changed the username to protect the innocent)
> What could be the reason why 'getsmbfilepwent' cannot find that user, but
> it can find other users. In total 15 accounts out of 60 fail.  All users
> exist in NIS on that server.
> Thanks in advance,
> Nico

Could it be that they all have a UID of less than 1000? i.e. sshd is a 
Unix system user, but on your samba machine, it appears to have a samba 
UID of 10

Any chance of see more of that log file?


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