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Re: [Samba] DC Upgrade Compiled to Package




Rowland-

The FSMO issue was long ago reported and fixed: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9461

So I'm guessing if I join an updated box to the domain, I'd be able to seize the roles properly on it.

Thanks for other information.

----- On Mar 27, 2017, at 1:23 PM, samba samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:57:10 -0500 (CDT)
> Mike Ray via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> Marc-
>> 
>> Thanks for the advice.
>> 
>> In regards to the FSMO roles, when we were originally testing, we
>> found that in our version, FSMO roles could not be transferred (or
>> even seized).
> 
> You should have been able to transfer the roles and seizing definitely
> should have worked, can you remember why it didn't work?
> 
>> 
>> Would you recommend adding the new versioned DC to the existing
>> domain and attempting a seize on the new version once the old FSMO
>> owner is offline?
> 
> This should work, whether the old FSMO is on line or not.
> 
>> What about stopping samba on the old FSMO owner and
>> copying the TDB files from the old host to the new one?
> 
> Please don't try this (note the FSMO roles are stored in AD and AD is
> in .ldb files), you will just break your AD.
> 
>> If the TDB
>> files are copied from one host to another, can a domain controller
>> effectively be replaced by that method or will that cause issues?
> 
> It will cause major issues.
> 
> Rowland
> 
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