[Samba] Standalone Server User Import / Export

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Aug 8 17:13:50 UTC 2019

On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 05:04:08PM +0200, David Ayers via samba wrote:
> Hello!
> when using Samba [4.5.16-Debian] as standalone server in Windows
> environment to allow certain users to access shares, we are currently
> using the default tdbsam backend with a bunch of users.
> We now want to migrate the users from one standalone server to a
> replacement server.  To migrate the users I expected to able to export
> the users (incl. passwords) into a file on one server, copy the file
> over to the new server and import the users there.  Specifically I
> expected using:
> old: pdbedit -e tdbsam:/root/samba.user.tdbexp
> new: pdbedit -I tdbsam:/root/samba.user.tdbexp
> would do the trick.  A file is created during the export.  The import
> does not complain and has a return value indicating success.  But
> pdbedit -L (-v) does not list any of the imported users.

What does a tdbdump of the newly created file say ?

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