[Samba] Repacking database from v1 to v2 format: how long does it take?

Francesco Malvezzi francesco.malvezzi at unimore.it
Mon Sep 23 09:25:10 UTC 2019

hi all,

I updated a small domain with 8k object to samba-4.11.0 and the database
conversion from v1 to v2 didn't take a noticeable time.

On the other hand, in a larger domain with 67k object, where the
sudo ./bin/samba-tool dbcheck --cross-ncs --fix
takes ~40 minutes, 2 hours and half were not enough to complete the

Is it a couple of hours something expected if dbcheck takes so much time?

Is it maybe my AD db to be pathologic?

Can you share your conversion time experiences?

thank you,


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