[Samba] placing sam.ldb (was dns.keytab doesn't exist)

Dan Egli dan at newideatest.site
Fri Dec 11 21:55:46 UTC 2020

Would it be better to just re-provision the domain? There's no body in 
it right now but a single test user and a single machine account. It 
would not be hard to simply re-run samba-tool domain provision.

You tell me. I can nuke and start over, or try to fix this install, 
whichever is easier.

On 12/11/2020 2:44 PM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 11/12/2020 21:20, Dan Egli wrote:
>> Problem is: that sam.ldb is the one that's broken (empty) I think. 
>> There's ANOTHER sam.ldb in /var/lib/samba/private that's a bit bigger:
>> -rw-rw---- 1 root named 4694016 Dec 10 18:05 
>> /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb
>> So if samba is looking for a sam.ldb in /var/lib/samba/bind-dns 
>> should I copy the one from private over?
> No, it looks like something went wrong with the upgrade to Bind9, try 
> reading these:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/BIND9_DLZ_DNS_Back_End
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_a_BIND_DNS_Server
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Changing_the_DNS_Back_End_of_a_Samba_AD_DC 
> I am not entirely sure just how you have got to where you are now, but 
> if everything is done correctly (the right commands at the right time) 
> everything should be created/moved for you with minimal manual 
> intervention.
> Rowland
Dan Egli
 From my Test Server

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