[Samba] Samba Upgrade

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Nov 2 07:31:21 UTC 2021

On Mon, 2021-11-01 at 21:16 -0400, Edward M. Kutrzyba III via samba
> I currently run a small standalone network with REL7 running
> Samba4.12 
> in an AD DC setup.  The REL7 box is also the File Share server.  The 
> configuration has been working well for a while, but as previously 
> posted when I went to 4.12,I had issues since I need to run in FIPS 
> compliance mode.  In a test configuration I setup a REL8 box with
> Samba 
> 4.14 again AD DC with file sharing.  It appears to work with the
> only 
> issue I've seen yet is on my windows test client, I needed to use
> the 
> servername to access the share.  The ip would prompt for a username
> and 
> password and never allow access.
> So assuming all is well with my new setup, how do I bring in my old 
> configuration to the REL8 box?  I can do either offline with copies
> of 
> files or join the new REL8 to the old AD Domain and then
> decommission 
> the old 4.12 box.  Any insights or guides?

The only way to upgrade a DC is to add a new DC running the new version
of Samba and then demote the old DC.


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