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Re: [Samba] Moving Samba PDC to new machine

From: John Drescher <drescherjm_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 23 2010 - 19:27:37 GMT
To: Donny Brooks <dbrooks@mdah.state.ms.us>

> I am looking to move our current Samba primary domain controller to a new machine. The current machine is EOL, running Fedora 11 (old), and had way too many services on it to start with (mail, dns, samba, mysql replication, primary ldap, etc). I am looking to move to a Xen domu with either Fedora 13 or Centos 5.5. What my question is is this:
> what should I look for when I migrate the samba install to the new machine.
>
> We use OpenLDAP backend for authentication if that matters for anything. I will most likely keep the machine name the same but will change the IP. I know in the other servers that we have that rely on this one as the PDC I will need to change every reference of its IP address. But I am making sure there is not any "gotcha" deals.
> --

If you use openldap. I suggest you keep the old, add the new as A BDC
(replicating the openldap) then test the configuration and only after
testing pull the old box and make the new a PDC.

John
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