[Samba] Moving DC1 to a Virtual Machine
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Sat Jan 24 11:45:51 MST 2015
On 24/01/15 17:56, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> The second way, and the one I would go, is
> - shutdown Samba on DC1
> - copy all databases and SysVol content to the new host,
> into the folders, where your new OS expect them
> - disconnect the old machine from the network
> - start Samba on the new host
> It's very important that the old host is never connected to the network
> any more or you will mess up your AD!
> I don't know what Samba version Gentoo and Ubuntu are shipping. But I
> suggest that the OS on the new host, doesn't have an older version.
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, that's what I thought... belt and braces copy all databases and sysvol content using the backup script and restore instructions on the wiki.
Yes, I was going to literally turn OFF both the old 'real' DC1 and 'real' DC2 just in case the 'virtual' DC1 went fooey and interfered with DC2.
I am also going to turn off all non-essential computers on the network so that Windows DC and login can be tested without any horrific consequences.
What do the others think? Am I being paranoid or wise?
PS: now I think about it, I amy as well 'virtualise' DC2 as well AS IS, then use that (with the same IP addresses, hostnames, etc. to test the new 'virtual' DC1 for replication, etc.
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