[Samba] How to move a Samba4 installation from one folder to another

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon May 16 15:00:34 UTC 2016

On 16/05/16 13:45, Julian Timm wrote:
> Hi!
> We have used Samba 4.1 as an AD-DC for a long time. Our installation based on Ubuntu 12.04 and Zentyal 3.2 Samba packages.
> Now we want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 and a newer Samba version (latest Ubuntu Version is 4.3.9). The problem is, that
> Zentyal 3.2 has used /opt/samba4 as installation path before, but all new Samba 4 versions are installed to /var/lib/samba now.
> How can we migrate our Samba 4 installation from /opt/samba4 to /var/lib/samba? Simply move the Samba directory and change the bind9 configuration does not work at all. We use Samba also as a print server and after moving the samba directory all printers and printer drivers are not shown anymore in the Windows printer administration tool.
> Can anybody help us to migrate our Samba installation?
> Thx
> Julian

Easiest way would be to set up a second machine and join this to the 
Zentyal machine as another DC. Then transfer all of the FSMO roles 
(there are 7) to the new DC, demote the first DC and there you are.


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