[Samba] Setting up Backup AD DC

me at tdiehl.org me at tdiehl.org
Thu Oct 29 17:27:33 UTC 2020

On Thu, 29 Oct 2020, Rowland penny via samba wrote:

> On 29/10/2020 14:43, Marco Shmerykowsky via samba wrote:
>>  I want to setup a backup AD DC and have a few quick
>>  (possibly dumb) questions:
> No, you just want to add another DC
>>  1) Is this link the best reference to the procedure to
>>     create the backup AD DC?
>>  ->
>>  https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Joining_a_Samba_DC_to_an_Existing_Active_Directory
> It is a good start, then ask any questions here.
>>  2) What is considered the best samba option of
>>     the 3 listed for Sysvol Replication under the Subsection
>>     titled "Built-in User & Group ID Mappings" in the
>>     link provided above?
> This is very subjective, if you ask 100 Samba users 'which is best', you will 
> probably get about 150 different answers :-D
>>  3) Does the backup and the primary need to run the
>>     same version of samba?
> I think you mean 'Does the DC with all the FSMO roles and any other DC need 
> to run the same version of Samba' , to which the answer would be:
> Ideally yes, but different versions will work together, just don't try to use 
> something like 4.1.x and 4.12.x together, it may work, but I would bet there 
> will be problems.

Maybe I am missing something, but what is the secure way to run an automated
backup on recent versions of samba? Can samba-tool domain backup be made to use
kerberos so I do not need to store an admin password in an unencrypted file?


Tom			me at tdiehl.org

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