[Samba] (Samba 4) Recreate AD

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 16:43:38 UTC 2016


Using VM helps: you can detroy them then re-create them easily. Looks like
you are not using them...

How I proceed:
1° stop samba
2° rm -rf /var/lib/samba (where private and sysvol directories are)
3° force reinstall of packages, one only is needed to recreate
/var/lib/samba and its content (samba-common with my version of Samba).
4° you could also remove /etc/samba/smb.conf and /etc/krb5.conf if you
don't like them (which should be the case when renaming the domain)



2016-02-08 17:01 GMT+01:00 Paul Hargreaves <
paul.hargreaves at technowizardry.co.uk>:

> 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?
> Thanks
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