[Samba] TDB databases on x86_64 and ppc64

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jan 13 18:39:40 UTC 2020

On 13/01/2020 18:34, Jeremy Allison via samba wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 01:19:18PM +0100, Matthias Leopold via samba wrote:
>> Hi,
>> just to be sure:
>> can I use TDB databases that were created on ppc64 on a x86_64 platform?
> Yes, the database internal structures are all endian-independent
> and I believe all persistent database useage within Samba itself
> is also endian-indepentent. Not the transient databases of course
> but they get recreated on startup.
My thoughts were, 'why' ?

Why do you need to use .tdb files created on one architecture on another ?

If we are talking about a Unix domain member, then they all get 
recreated, except for the printing ones. It is the same on an AD DC.


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