[Samba] Creating a new Samba BDC and promoting to PDC

Simon Matthews simon.matthews at bluepearlsoftware.com
Wed Aug 26 17:29:11 UTC 2020

On 8/25/20 11:39 PM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 26/08/2020 00:33, Simon Matthews via samba wrote:
>> If I go with the suggestion to just set up a new AD-DC server, how do I
>> move my data to this from the old server (which uses TDBSAM)?
> You could start by reading this:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Migrating_a_Samba_NT4_Domain_to_Samba_AD_(Classic_Upgrade)
> Could I also suggest that you do not use Centos, mainly because there
> are no distro packages that can be used to create an AD domain. Yes,
> there are third party packages available, but most of the knowledge on
> here is based around Debian based distros.

Thanks for stopping me from wasting a lot of time with CentOS. Would
Ubuntu work?

Reading the document, it looks like I don't actually have to get the new
DC running before the Classic Upgrade -- I just need to have the files
in appropriate locations. Is this correct?


> Rowland

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