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Re: [Samba] Re-Installing samba on new hard drive

From: Dale Schroeder <dale_at_nospam>
Date: Wed May 12 2010 - 19:47:24 GMT
To: Leandro Tracchia <>, Samba <>

On 05/12/2010 8:13 AM, Leandro Tracchia wrote:
> I'm currently running samba as a primary domain controller on Ubuntu
> 8.04. I am going to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 onto a new hard
> drive and install that distribution's samba package. This will replace
> my current installation. I don't plan on changing the configuration
> file (smb.conf). The configuration file from my current samba
> installation will be copied to the new installation.
Familiarize yourself with the changes between your old version of Samba
and the new:
> How will my Window clients that are joined to the current domain handle this?
> Will they have to re-join the "new" domain, even though its not a new
> domain since its the same configuration file?
Start here:

Retain the same SID.
Perhaps, copy /var/lib/samba.
There are other variables, depending upon your particular configuration.

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