[Samba] Samba on Debian 8: ADS domain questions

Stefan G. Weichinger lists at xunil.at
Wed Dec 14 12:19:28 UTC 2016

Am 2016-12-14 um 12:26 schrieb L.P.H. van Belle via samba:
> Hai, 
> Thats a setup i really dont advice. Should work, but expect problems.


> You can happy run both in VMs.
> Can you explain maybe why your setting up like this, 
> so we can maybe help you to get a better setup? 

Because current status is:

samba4.x as NT4-DC on physical Gentoo-server, plus acting as main file
server for that site

that same server provides KVM virtualization for one or two production vms

we would like to solve this without adding another physical machine


test-DC in a virtualbox VM on my laptop, Debian linux, working so far
with test VMs

* scenario one would be: upgrade physical samba4 to ADS

- no way to switch back to NT4 domain if things go wrong for the first
PCs we switch on ... // if things go smooth, fine, if not, we would like
to stop migration after the first tests ... (only switch on 2 or 3 PCs
and test things first)

- uncertainty if samba on Debian behaves like samba on Gentoo. Think
other dependencies, other kerberos, other package versions

- and we would like to gradually switch over to Debian, so that would be
a step in that direction.

I have a backup server (=2nd physical server) there as well, which could
also become the new DC. Might be the better option than the VM, it is
Debian as well ...

And the "main" file server could become a 2nd DC as Rowland recommended?
That server would have to provide shares as well, though.

thanks all, Stefan

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