[Samba] Migration Of Records From Old Samba Domain To New One

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Feb 11 21:36:20 UTC 2018

On Sun, 2018-02-11 at 11:01 -0600, Matthew Delfino via samba wrote:
> Hello from Sunny and frigidly cold Minneapolis, MN, USA!
> I have a SAMBA domain with three DCs running v4.4.16 on Ubuntu Server 14.04.5 LTS (BIND9 DLZ Backend). I need to move all my records to a new domain (from DOMAIN.LOC to SAMDOM.DOMAIN.NET).
> I know that it's not possible to change domains on a samba install,

Indeed it isn't.  However there are two ways forward:

As you suggest you can re-inject the objects, but it takes care.  The
folks at Tranquil IT have become experts at the process, and have
discussed their methods here in the past.

There is also good news because I've had a customer ask for me to
create an automated process for this.  I don't have a timeline yet, but
 I wanted to mention it is on the roadmap.  

In this case what the customer was after is the ability to rename a
domain so as to create a 'lab' domain for testing, but the hope is that
we can make the solution general enough for domain renames (but you
will need to take the domain thought he rename funnel and rebuild the
DCs after).


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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