Re: [Samba] Data Locations
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 17:44:38 +0000
- From: Rowland Penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] Data Locations
On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 10:58:04 -0600
Bob Wooldridge <bob.wooldridge@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Data Locations
> From: Rowland Penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: 12/03/2018 10:40 AM
> > It depends on whether you are using OS Samba packages or compiling
> > Samba yourself.
> > If OS packages, it depends on the OS.
> > If self-compiled, it depends on the configure PREFIX option.
> > It ultimately boils down to /path/to/private/sam.ldb
> Thanks for the info. I'm using Debian so that file is located at
> However, the date and size of that file does not change after I add
> an entry. In fact, there's nothing in the private directory that
> seems to change. Is there another place I should look?
'look' as in 'oh, thats where they are' ? If so, then yes, try:
Do not change anything in there, also search or modify
> > Can I ask why you need to know ?
> I just like to know where things are. It may come in handy with
> troubleshooting and of course, backing up the file manually might be
Do not just backup Samba in that way, use a version of Samba from 4.9.0
onwards and use the new samba-tool backup & restore tools.
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