[Samba] Recommended backup procedure for standalone samba file server configuration?
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 20 17:45:15 UTC 2020
On Thu, 2020-02-20 at 16:27 +0000, Stephen via samba wrote:
> Unfortunately I couldn't find any official Samba documentation
> describing a recommended way to do this for the specific case of a
> STANDALONE samba file server. I am aware that samba provides official
> tools for backing up the user configuration of a DC, but how can I
> achieve similar results for a standalone file server?
> In the absense of any official guidance I managed to achieve a
> successful backup myself by just tarring up the /etc/samba and
> /var/lib/samba folders on my server and then later restoring these
> archives to their original locations.
> Obviously my way is crude and unofficial! Is there an officially
> supported and/or recommended method and tools to achieve my aims here?
> Or should I just carry on using my tar files manually as I have described?
When taking copies of tdb files, use tdbbackup to do so safely (eg
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
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