[Samba] Cloning from a backup: unable to reach any KDC in realm

Don Kuenz mail at crcomp.net
Fri Nov 15 20:16:03 UTC 2019


This post pertains to a Disaster Recovery (DR) scenario on a Samba 4.8 
server. The DR server was provisioned as a standalone host, on a 
network isolated from the Production Server (PS).
    The DR's /var/db/samba4 directory, which contains the private
directory, was then renamed and replaced with the PS' /var/db/samba4
backup. kinit now fails on the DR  with:

kinit: krb5_get_init_creds: unable to reach any KDC in realm PRODUCTION

Will   samba_dnsupdate --verbose   resolve this situation?
Is there a way for the DR host to seize the KDC?
What is the correct procedure to provision and clone a DR host from a

Thank you,

Don Kuenz KB7RPU
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