[Samba] AD Backup Best Practice

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Feb 10 16:46:02 UTC 2019

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:27:43 +0100
Georges Martin <jrjsmrtn at gmail.com> wrote:

> A good practice is to have at least 2 DCs in a domain.
> If one crashes, you can reinstall one from scratch, join it to the
> domain and it will synchronize with the safe one. And your services
> should not stop in the meantime.
> That doesn’t prevent us from setting up backups, but that reduce
> risks a lot. :-)

That all depends on the second DC not getting corrupted by the other
one ;-)
If a DC crashes because of a power supply or other component failure,
then yes, you should be able to join a new DC and then clean up the
database (remove dead DC etc), if not, this is where a good backup
comes in.


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