[Samba] domain online backup

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Tue Jun 18 09:55:00 UTC 2019

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> Hmm, the guy that wrote the 'backup' tool also wrote this wiki page:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Back_up_and_Restoring_a_Samba_AD_DC
> Where, under the 'Creating Backups' heading, it says this:
> Note that you should run the backup as root.
> I would suggest that he knows best ;-)
> Rowland

Yes, i do agree, but when shown/explained like this, might helps finding/understanding,  this bug/problem better. 

Run as root		: samba-tool domain backup offline 
Run as any user	: samba-tool domain backup online --server=DC1 --targetdir=/tmp -Uadministrator

Where root is needed for all file access ( offline ) and adminstrator is needed for acl's withing the AD-DB. ( online ) 

And yes, i totaly agree, running it as root helps avoiding problems. 



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