[Samba] best upgrade path

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Mar 21 14:53:51 UTC 2019

On Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:44:26 -0400
Sonic <sonicsmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 10:22 AM Rowland Penny via samba
> <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> >
> > Not sure what you mean by 'AD and/or member file server', they are
> > the same thing really, unless 'AD' is a massive typo for 'DC'. In
> > which case, the answers are, no, you shouldn't upgrade a DC
> > directly from 4.6.x to 4.10.0, though you can do it in stages, 4.6
> > to 4.8.x, then to 4.10.0. There have been reports that you can
> > upgrade a DC directly to 4.9.x (and I suppose 4.10.0), then run
> > ldbedit on the DC, but I haven't tested this.
> >
> > There should be no problems with upgrading a Unix domain member
> > directly.  
> Maybe just a passive typo (not so massive). I've always used DC in the
> context of PDC (I'm old school) and AD as in maybe ADC. Guess I need
> to get my acronyms straightened out.
> Thanks a bunch for the heads up on the DC upgrade path. Is there
> anything that should be done, run or tested after the initial upgrade
> to 4.8 or can an immediate upgrade to 4.10 be undertaken?

I would run the 4.8 DC for a short while, it needs time to reindex with
the new GUID index mode.


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