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

dahopkins at comcast.net dahopkins at comcast.net
Sat Jan 22 19:54:18 UTC 2005

Yes, that would be the idea.  I want to move the ldap/samba authentication to a 'dedicated' system anyway.  I can build a new system, then just dump the  ldap database, import the ldif.  check it out here at home with a simple network (see if the samba config has been correctly modified, I think there was a script to do the 2-->3 transition), and (hopefully) just plug it back in at the school later and switch the authconfig settings for the existing servers.  David Trask's new script approach will make doing this so much simpler.

Thanks for the advice and help!

Dave Hopkins

> 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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