[Samba] Questions about samba upgrade

Norbert Hanke norbert.hanke at gmx.ch
Sun Jun 19 22:56:30 UTC 2022


I would

- move FSMO roles to a DC that will not be updated
- configure DHCP/clients to not use the about-to-be-updated DC as a DNS
- update the server you intend to update, either update in-place or by
- keep FSMO roles and DHCP/DNS config as they are until you're sure
everything works with the updated DC (for days or weeks)
- enable updated DC again for DNS
- (optionally) transfer FSMO roles to the updated DC (having the newest

Above has worked for me for the last few years.

On 13.06.2022 08:13, Trenta sis via samba wrote:
> hi,
> Anybody can give information about if this steps to upgrade are
> correct or I need any other additional action?
> thanks
> Missatge de Trenta sis <trenta.sis at gmail.com> del dia dj., 9 de juny
> 2022 a les 8:21:
>> Hi,
>> I have two samba domain controllers, and I need to update to a new
>> samba versions, I have updated second DC (no FSMO roler server) with
>> the option to rejoin (I understand that is the recommended option
>> after reading wiki.samba.org)
>> My questions is now what are the correct steps, I understand that is:
>> -  before to start samba update on server that has FSMO roles transfer
>> FSMO roler to updated server
>> - update server using smae method used on first server rejoin option
>> - and finally transfer FSMO roles to initial server
>> Is this correct? any other action or step required?
>> Transferring fsmo roles and rejoin on this server can generate any
>> disruption? this is the first DNS server configured on our clients and
>> usually has FSMO roles
>> Thanks

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