[K12OSN] Eureka! Samba/LDAP is a piece of cake to set up now!

cliebow at downeast.net cliebow at downeast.net
Sat Jan 22 15:25:09 UTC 2005

davids..seem like an ideal spot for a sandbox...slapcat > somefile.ldf
otter give you an ldif with all info..do the skeleton and ldapadd the ldif.
my script cuts up users into staff and students then by one of six
schools..then by year so the end of year cleanout is pretty easy..chuck

> dahopkins at comcast.net on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 2:18 PM +0000 wrote:
> >I have been putting off the migration since I can't afford to lose the
> >existing accounts, especially mid-year.  I want to create a new
> >LDAP/Samba 3 server and then 'just' move the LDAP database over.  Looks
> >like a project for the early summer when I will have time to recover if
> >something flakes.  Thanks for the script, it should make this alot
> >simpler to do in any event.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >Dave Hopkins
> First,  agree....wait until summer or at least a vacation before tackling
> a migration.  Second...depending on what your trying to save....it may be
> as simple as moving the home dirs for safekeeping.  I had a crash earlier
> this year (I did something stupid), but was able to recover nicely....I
> tarred everything in /home  (tar preserves permissions)....moved it to
> another machine....rebuilt the Samba/LDAP server....ran the create-users
> script....put the backed up home directories back....and them ran the
> create-users script again just to help make sure permissions were
> OK.....and we were back in business.  I told everyone that their passwords
> were reset to a default one and for them to change them ASAP....they did
> and we lost no data.  I also managed to backup all the stuff worth keeping
> in their Windows profiles as well.
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
> (207)923-3100
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