[Samba] Migrate OLD PDC on Centos5 to Centos6

Alberto Moreno portsbsd at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 19:48:08 UTC 2017

U are right, I will test c7 and see what happen.
Thanks for the great post.

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 2:05 AM, Marc Muehlfeld <mmuehlfeld at samba.org> wrote:

> Hi Alberto,
> Am 07.04.2017 um 22:30 schrieb Alberto Moreno via samba:
>> I have a old server running our PDC(NT4 Style) with Centos 5+samba 3x+LDAP
>> as backend.
>> I want to move this setup to Centos 6.
>> Some one running this layout under Centos6 without issue?
>> I don't want to right now to work with AD style yet, no time for testing.
> I understand if people have a reason no to migrate to Samba AD, but why do
> you move from an EOL RHEL version to one that is almost 7 years old? RHEL6
> enters next month Production Phase 3 (only security update and urgent
> priority bug fixes). At the latest in 3 years, you have to upgrade to RHEL7
> or later, because RHEL6 will then reach its EOL.
> In case you consider switching to RHEL 6 is because it contains Samba 3
> packages, I just wanted to make sure that you know: Samba 4.x _does not_
> mean you must migrate to AD. See https://wiki.samba.org/index.p
> hp/Updating_Samba#Misconceptions_About_Samba_4
> Regarding your migration scenario (the short version):
> - Read the release notes of Samba versions you skipped. Parameters, etc.
> may have changed their defaults or have been removed in the meantime.
> - Export the LDAP database.
> - Back up your smb.conf and Samba databases.
> - Turn of the old PDC.
> - Install the new OS. Use the same host name and IP to keep things simple.
> - Restore your /etc/openldap/slapd.conf (remove /etc/openldap/slapd.d/, if
> it exists).
> - Import the LDAP database.
> - Restore smb.conf and the Samba databases to the correpsonding
> directories (I /guess/ the locations did not change).
> - Start Samba
> - Check the log files for errors
> - Testing!
> Regards,
> Marc

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