[Samba] Upgrade Samba versions on the domain

Norbert Hanke norbert.hanke at gmx.ch
Tue Oct 29 21:41:21 UTC 2019

On 29.10.2019 22:16, Mircea Husz via samba wrote:
>> On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 03:41:35 PM CDT, Andrew Bartlett via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2019-10-29 at 19:23 +0000, Mircea Husz via samba wrote:
>>> We're adding a new datacenter and am taking the opportunity to
>>> upgrade Samba version to 4.11. We have three AD servers currently on
>>> version 4.7.9.
>>> I plan to add a new AD DC, version 4.11, by joining it to the domain.
>>> Can the domain function in production with three DCs on 4.7.9, and a
>>> new one running 4.11 ?
>>> Thanks,-Mike
>> Yes, that should be fine.
>> Andrew Bartlett
> Can DCs be upgraded forklift-style, as in shutting down the VMs and bringing
> up new VMs in their place, with the same name and address? Obviously counting
> on DC replication, which has worked without issues so far.
If you demote the old DC before shutting down, and then freshly join the
new one: yes that works.


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