[Samba] Multi tenancy and/or Hosted AD like solution

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed May 4 08:32:40 UTC 2016

On Wed, 2016-05-04 at 09:28 +0200, D Grealish wrote:
> Thanks Andrew,
> I've a few ideas on the go with a client atm, will need to scrap out
> some of the data before sharing, But like you said stateless-ness is
> the way i'm trying to go here. We have a central backend that we hope
> can build/re-provision samba in a container on a per tenant bases.


> However migrating and updating SAMBA binary with a "state volume" is
> something still an unknown, as from what I understand SAMBA will have
> to run over the data files to update them to a newer version in some
> way.

Just running dbcheck will be enough, and it doesn't need to know what
the old version was, it just fixes things.  This may be more complex if
we upgrade the DB format properly, but we haven't done that so far.

> Could you point me to your patches in SAMBA?

I'll see what I can dig up.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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