[Samba] Howto test upgrades?

lingpanda101 at gmail.com lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 15:41:45 UTC 2016

On 4/19/2016 10:39 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 follow the wiki. Haven't had any issues yet.


I also suggest a test environment to test any changes if possible.


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