[Samba] Replication between DCs seems broken after deleting a domain member

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jun 7 14:21:15 UTC 2021

On 07/06/2021 14:29, Arne Zachlod via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently upgraded my Samba 4.3 to samba 4.13 (I really did 4.11, 
> 4.12 and then 4.13). Everything seems to work fine for now, but there 
> is a problem in the samba log on all but one of my DCs.
> I have 4 DCs: addc08, addc12, addc13 and addc16
> all of the DCs are on a different AD Site. addc13 is int he same site 
> with the member hydra.
> I deleted the member hydra and added it back a few weeks ago because 
> we had problems with some users logging into it from other sites. It 
> seemed to have worked at that time. hydra is running as a linux AD 
> member fileserver.

How did you delete the computer ?

> addc08 shows this:
> [2021/06/07 15:23:03.219420,  0] 
> ../../lib/ldb-samba/ldb_wrap.c:79(ldb_wrap_debug)
>  ldb: No objectClass found in replPropertyMetaData for 
> CN=hydra,CN=Computers,DC=int,DC=company,DC=de!
> [2021/06/07 15:23:03.220149,  0] 
> ../../source4/dsdb/repl/drepl_out_helpers.c:1184(dreplsrv_op_pull_source_apply_changes_trigger)
>  Failed to commit objects: 
> while addc16 and addc12 show this (only the timestamp doesn't match):
> [2021/06/07 15:22:12.356301,  0] 
> ../../lib/ldb-samba/ldb_wrap.c:79(ldb_wrap_debug)
>  ldb: No objectClass found in replPropertyMetaData for 
> CN=hydra\0ADEL:2daab3d0-b214-45ab-8f1b-0eef7da9ecd6,CN=Deleted 
> Objects,DC=int,DC=company,DC=de!

'\0ADEL' means a deleted object and for further proof it is in 
'CN=Deleted Objects'

Try running this on a DC:

samba-tool domain tombstones expunge 
--tombstone-lifetime=TOMBSTONE_LIFETIME -U administrator

Where 'TOMBSTONE_LIFETIME' is the number of days to keep tombstone 
records for, the lower the number, the more tombstone records will be 


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