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Re: [Samba] Fwd: Migrating server




Hi Andrew,
Thank you for that. So it doesn't matter if I have TDB as my DB? Also, how
do I replicate the data? Copy and paste ? /vat/lib/samba ,/private , passwd
and group files?

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:02 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, 2018-02-20 at 18:11 +1000, Rob Thoman via samba wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> > Have not had any feedback on this. I found the following article but not
> > sure if it is valid
> >
> > Here is what we are planning, high level
> > Phase1:
> >
> > - Add a new Samba 4 server (VM in a new hardware). Join it to the
> existing
> > domain
> > - Promote this server as DC in the Samba 3 environment ,
> >  - Migrate the DNS, DHCP from Samba 3 to Samba 4 server
> > - Demote the old Samba box as Domain Controller, leave the Shares in the
> > old server
> >
> > Phase2:
> > - Take a copy of the new samba DC VM and test NT4 to AD migration using
> the
> > classic upgrade
> >
> > The urgency is do get Phase1 done but Phase2 is approved.
> >
> > What we would like to know if conceptually the above makes sense and is
> > doable? The bit we are not very sure about is Adding the BDC and demoting
> > the PDC. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
>
> Sounds good to me.  For the Samba 'classic/nt4-like' mode just removing
> the 'domain master = no' makes it a PDC.  You can even have multiple
> PDCs as long as they can't see each other over netbios, the protocol is
> so simple it doesn't really matter (unlike AD).
>
> Andrew Bartlett
>
> > Thank you.
> >
> > RT
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