[Samba] backup AD content
abartlet at samba.org
Fri Aug 30 09:27:34 UTC 2019
On Fri, 2019-08-30 at 10:20 +0100, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 30/08/2019 10:14, Stefan G. Weichinger via samba wrote:
> > On 30.08.19 11:01, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2019-08-30 at 10:56 +0200, Stefan G. Weichinger via samba
> > > wrote:
> > > > I happily and trustfully use Louis' backup-script from
> > > >
> > > > https://github.com/thctlo/samba4
> > > >
> > > > to dump AD content via cronjob.
> > > >
> > > > Is it necessary/recommended to do that on *each* samba DC? Is there
> > > > something server-specific in the dump(s) or is it enough to do that
> > > > once
> > > > per domain?
> > > I'm very sorry to advise that this script is not race-free in the
> > > locking done on the AD databases, which is why we have written the
> > > 'samba-tool domain backup offline' tool which holds the correct locks.
> > Thanks for the info, I will write another cronjob using that tool.
> Be prepared to put your administrators password in the cronjob
The offline backup does not require a password, only root privileges.
While not tested or intended, it would not shock me if the online tool
operated successfully with --machine-pass set, to use the DC's own
password (assuming running on a DC).
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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