[Samba] (Samba 4) Recreate AD

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Feb 8 16:51:42 UTC 2016

On 08/02/16 16:01, Paul Hargreaves wrote:
> 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

Seeing as it looks like you built Samba yourself and you are going to 
create a new domain, it will probably be easiest to remove the entire 
samba directory i.e. rm -rf /usr/local/samba
Go back to where ever you built Samba and run 'make install' again. You 
will then have a fresh start to provision again.


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