[Samba] DC Cloning

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Sep 28 17:45:44 UTC 2022

On 28/09/2022 18:33, David Wells - Alfavinil S.A. via samba wrote:
> Rowland, thanks for your reply.
> I understand this is not recommended for a production network. What I 
> need is a test environment, totally isolated test environment, to test a 
> new ad integrated dovecot+postfix setup which will then be put in place 
> (aka copy the resulting configuration files) in the production network. 
> I could also clone the vm but I would love to be able test with an 
> updated samba.
> Thanks again!
> Best regards,
> David Wells.

That is a bit different to what you previously posted, it now sounds 
like you want to run a single DC in a VM and test various mail related 
configs against the DC. If this is the case, I would get your DC 
provisioned and then clone the entire VM. Now do your testing, making 
notes as you go along. If something goes wrong, delete the entire VM and 
clone the initial DC and try again. Rinse and repeat until you get the 
result you expect. Once you are sure everything will work, use your 
notes to make alterations to a running production DC (or better still, a 
Unix domain member).


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