[Samba] Migrating: tdb to ldap (Samba Classic)

Stefan Kania stefan at kania-online.de
Sat Mar 31 18:30:21 UTC 2018

Why do you wan't to switch to NT-Domain with LDAP? Why not change to AD?
It is much easier and better for the future

Am 31.03.18 um 13:20 schrieb Rob Thoman via samba:
> Guys,
> We have a Samba 4 PDC with TDB backend. We're now trying to a BDC so we
> need to migrate from TDB to LDAP . I've read the Samba documentation which
> says using tdb in both servers will cause issues. So the question is how do
> we migrate from TDB to LDAP in the PDC. The setup we are going for is each
> DC will have LDAP setup. The LDAP servers will then be replicated. Reading
> the official samba 3 document I found the existing /var/lib/samba needs to
> be cleaned before LDAP is setup. The following is what the document says.
> Delete all runtime les from prior Samba operation by executing
> root# rm /etc/samba/*tdb
> root# rm /var/lib/samba/*tdb
> root# rm /var/lib/samba/*dat
> root# rm /var/log/samba/*
> Now the obvious question is if we do the above, it will wipe all user data
> from TDB.  So what do we do? Setup openldap, setup all the ssl, base ldifs.
> What is the next step? The options I have read is pdbedit -i tdbsam to -e
> ldapsam. But if TDB is wiped how will it populate?  The other option is
> that export the /passwd and /group and convert them to ldif using the
> "migration tools" .i.e /smbldap-migrate . I think it is called the Idealix
> tools.
> Please help.
> Thank you,
> Rob

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