[Samba] possible to use ldbedit in a safe way

mj lists at merit.unu.edu
Tue Oct 17 12:06:28 UTC 2017

Thanks to everybody inolved in this thread for your valuable input!

dbcheck runs with zero errors now :-)


On 10/17/2017 12:12 PM, Andrew Bartlett via samba wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-10-17 at 11:42 +0200, mj wrote:
>> On 10/17/2017 11:22 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>> Can you please be less vague on what the link is exactly?  A suggestion
>>> around the office from Garming was that we should:
>> Oh sure! I posted that info already, I think, but this is the error:
>>> ERROR: no target object found for GUID component for msDS-NC-Replica-Locations in object CN=84bea0a7-82dd-4237-9296-030573700698,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=samba,DC=company,DC=com - <GUID=81a27497-bdfb-4977-9874-675bbfba490f>;<RMD_ADDTIME=130405075610000000>;<RMD_CHANGETIME=130405075610000000>;<RMD_FLAGS=0>;<RMD_INVOCID=556b2cb4-e576-48e2-bb7c-7f62caee84fc>;<RMD_LOCAL_USN=4605>;<RMD_ORIGINATING_USN=3630>;<RMD_VERSION=0>;CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=samba,DC=company,DC=com
>>> In particular, I think it would be quite safe to clean up a dangling
>>> forward link within the same partition in:
>>>    - msDS-masteredBy
>>>    - masteredBy
>>>    - fSMORoleOwner
>>>    - msDS-NC-Replica-Locations
>> So, good news :-) That's exactly what we're seeing here.
>> So, all in all, thanks for this valuable information, I'll just go ahead
>> and delete it!
> That should be fine.  BTW, all the dbcheck tool is going to do is
> delete the attribute value, I'm working on a patch to do that for the
> one-way-link case.  I'll hold off on two-way links for now, as well as
> the cross-partition case.
> Andrew Bartlett

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