[Samba] Replacing a Samba Domain Controller - Best Practices

Johannes Engel jcnengel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 15:42:21 UTC 2022

Hi Travis,

if I were you, I would just set up a new VM in each of your networks,
install an up-to-date version of samba and join them to your domain. Once
everything is working properly, I would then decommission the old DCs one
by one.
Has always worked for me this way.

Best regards

Am Mi., 3. Aug. 2022 um 23:47 Uhr schrieb Travis Wenks via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org>:

> Hi
> First, thank you for such an amazing product!
> We have several servers that have been in production for many years.
> I am looking to do some replacements with fresh installs and tidy up my
> servers with all that I have learned since deploying the originals.
> I have OLD-DC1, OLD-DC2, OLD-DC3, and OLD-DC4 at two different physical
> sites and named DC1-4 respectively. DC1 is FSMO role holder.
> I keep each server in a dedicated /30 with firewall rules restricting
> communication to the Samba required ports.
> Would the best practice be to demote DC4 then build a new VM called
> NEW-DC-NAME and join it in a new /30?
> First question to clarify here, server name should or should not be reused?
> Second is networking, I can build out a new /30 and firewall rules but if
> its ok to do it saves a lot of time to reuse the old IP and VLAN. (VPN's,
> firewalls, DHCP scopes, etc)
> Thank you
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