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Re: [Samba] possible to use ldbedit in a safe way




On Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:53:17 +0200
mj via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> dbcheck tells us we have two "dangling forward links" that I am
> trying to get rid of. On my test domain, I have simply done
> 
> ldbedit -e nano -H ./CN=CONFIGURATION,DC=SAMBA,DC=COMPANY,DC=COM
> 
> to remove them.
> 
> While that seems to have worked nicely, dbcheck report zero errors
> now, it is something that I should never have done, or do in
> production, according to Andrew:
> 
> "We realise this is a difficult problem for you and other users, but 
> NEVER, EVER do that."
> 
> So, question: is there a SAFE way to easily get rid of those two 
> "dangling forward links"?
> 
> (they are Replica-Locations for a DC that has been removed years ago)
> 
> MJ
> 

If you need to edit the NCs in sam.ldb.d, use '--cross-ncs' with the
ldb command, this allows you safely change things. There have been
reports of AD being destroyed by directly editing the ldb's in sam.ldb.d

Rowland

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