[Samba] Migrate and Update (Samba 4.1 ADDC to Samba Latest Version on different Server).

Juan Ignacio juan.ignacio.pazos at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 14:21:10 UTC 2022

Hi Rowland and Samba Team:

I finally had time to clone the old server with Debian 7 and Samba 4.1 to a
VM on proxmox and updated the Debian distro to Debian 10.

I think now its time to update the Samba installation, i have vm backups so
im secure right now.

What is the best procedure to start the update to the latest versión of
Samba, the server is a AD Samba 4.1 with 2 Linux Member Servers who work
like file servers.
Is using winbind and the all the needed packages, some webapps login the
users using this server.

The server now is connected to a different network with internet access,
because the old server still in production.

Any information to start the update on the VM is really appreciated.

Best Regards to everyone..

El jue, 19 ago 2021 a las 14:38, Rowland Penny (<rpenny at samba.org>)

> On Thu, 2021-08-19 at 14:20 -0300, Juan Ignacio wrote:
> > Awesome!!! thanks for your fast answer Rowland.
> >
> > If I understand correctly what you suggest is to make a VM with the
> > Version of Debian  'Wheezy' i have on the Samba 4.1 OLD Server and
> > start to upgrade it, I suppose because of the libraries and packages.
> > Question:  In the new VM server with wheezy, before upgrading the
> > distro do I need to install the same version of Samba of the old
> > server "4.1"?  That installation was made from sources on the old
> > one.
> You need to start with what you have now i.e. you need to clone what
> you have.
> You then need to upgrade the distro, this will also upgrade Samba and
> the packages that Samba relies on. If you attempt to go straight from
> 4.1.x to 4.14.6 on wheezy, I am sure this will not work because you
> will have to compile Samba yourself and the packages required on Wheezy
> will be too old.
> Rowland

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