[Samba] Disk faillure on DC

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Feb 20 10:12:24 UTC 2020

On 19/02/2020 23:46, Carlos Jesus via samba wrote:
> Hi all, again, I ask for your help.
> I have a domain with 2DC's running samba 4.10.6. The disk on the DC holding
> the FSMO's failed. I recovered most of it from backups, and reinstalled
> samba hopping to rejoin it to the domain.

You shouldn't have tried to restore in this way, you should have seized 
the FSMO roles to the second DC, demoted the first DC:

samba-tool domain demote --remove-other-dead-server=REMOVE_OTHER_DEAD_SERVER

Then repaired the dead DC and joined it as a new DC, preferably with a 
new name.


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