[Samba] How to Migrate Samba AD from one server to another

Paul R. Ganci ganci at nurdog.com
Sun Sep 11 06:48:09 UTC 2016

I would like to move a Samba AD from one server to another. I am finding 
the documentation on the web somewhat lacking. Can somebody point me to 
documentation that might help step me through an acceptable migration path?

Will the command

 > samba-tool drs clone-dc-database <dnsdomain> --server=SERVER 

essentially do what I want? Basically clone the AD on another server. 
Then is it as easy as joining the new server to the domain and then 
demoting the old server? How do others do this task?

Paul (ganci at nurdog.com)
Cell: (303)257-5208

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