[Samba] Howto test upgrades?

John Yocum jtyocum at uw.edu
Tue Apr 19 15:08:10 UTC 2016

On 04/19/2016 07:39 AM, Klaus Hartnegg wrote:
> Hi,
> maybe this thread should ask an even more general question:
> How are AD-DC admins supposed to test upgrades? If there is more than
> one AD-DC, an upgraded DC which causes problems cannot (must not) be
> restored from backup. This is one of the reasons why I do not want to
> switch to AD. A PDC *can* simply be restored from backup. It is even
> enough to switch back to the previous contents of /usr/local/samba, a
> matter of seconds.
> Should we force all clients to use/test the upgraded DC by switching the
> other DCs off, and in case of problems turn the new DC off, the others
> back on, and then wipe the upgraded DC? Is it enough to wipe
> /usr/local/bin, make install, rejoin, copy sysvol?
> regards,
> Klaus

I clone my production DCs, and a number of other systems into a test
environment. Then test out the changes within that environment. Once
everything looks good, I apply the same changes to production.

John Yocum, Systems Administrator, DEOHS

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