[Samba] Problem transfering fsmo roles.

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Oct 16 20:28:17 UTC 2020

On 16/10/2020 21:09, Tom Diehl via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Samba domain which currently has 4 DC's. I am in the process of
> trying to remove the old 4.8.12 self compiled DC's and ultimately replace
> them with (2) 4.12.8 DC's on Buster with samba from the VanBelle repo.
> Due to an error in my apt configuration I currently have 2 4.11.14 
> DC's running
> on Buster.
> If I try to transfer the roles from one of the 4.8.12 DC's to one of 
> the 4.11.14 DC's it fails with the following:
> (vdc3 pts2) # samba-tool fsmo transfer --role=infrastructure
> ERROR: Transfer of 'infrastructure' role failed: Failed FSMO transfer: 
> (vdc3 pts2)
> If I try to transfer the roles to the other 4.8.12 DC the roles 
> transfers as expected.
> Does anyone have any idea why the roles will not transfer to the 
> 4.11.14 DC or
> how to troubleshoot this problem?
> Is going from 4.8.12 to 4.11.14 to large of a jump? If yes what steps 
> do I need to take?
> Regards,
For some reason the transfer seems to be timing out, is there a problem 
with the dns ?

Try seizing the role on the computer you want it on (but use --force or 
it will try to transfer it it first)


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