[Samba] (Samba 4) Recreate AD

Paul Hargreaves paul.hargreaves at technowizardry.co.uk
Mon Feb 8 16:01:07 UTC 2016

I’ve currently got a Samba 4 AD but want to rename it. However, as I understand things, renaming isn’t easy.
Happy to rebuild it - home lab, only a few machines affected.

However, no topic in the FAQ on how to remove an existing domain: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/FAQ <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/FAQ>
Demoting won’t work since it’s the last remaining server: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Demote_a_Samba_AD_DC <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Demote_a_Samba_AD_DC>

I assume I can just shut down the samba services and rm -rf some directories, but which ones?
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Backup_and_restore_an_Samba_AD_DC <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Backup_and_restore_an_Samba_AD_DC> for restoring says
# rm -rf /usr/local/samba/etc
# rm -rf /usr/local/samba/private
# rm -rf /usr/local/samba/var/locks/sysvol
Is that sufficient?


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