[Samba] Moving a Server - Best Practice

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Mon Jan 25 16:19:06 UTC 2021

What i did was. 

setup new server, move data, (if needed, reapply rights/acl's)  
Down old server. 
Add CNAME of old servername to new server. 

BUT, i have everything configured with hostnames. 
And make sure you have PTR set for the new server before you add the CNAME



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> Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Marco
> Shmerykowsky via samba
> Verzonden: maandag 25 januari 2021 17:12
> Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
> Onderwerp: [Samba] Moving a Server - Best Practice
> I need to move a file server to a new computer.
> What is the best way to do this while maintaining
> file shares?
> Setup the new server, copy data, take the old
> server offline and then rename the new server
> to use the old name?
> or
> do you start fresh and redefine all the
> file shares to point to the new server?
> Thanks.
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