[K12OSN] SMB/LDAP Installer upgrades

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Thu Jul 7 00:07:00 UTC 2005


Just a thought....how about a piece to the script that might....ask the
user if he or she would like to dump an existing LDAP database....if so,
run slapcat to dump it....then run the installer...upgrading along the
way....then assuming they selected "yes" earlier....then read the DB back
in?  Just  a thought....haven't thought it through yet...just shooting
from the hip....

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 1:44 PM  wrote:

>> From: "Jim Kronebusch" <jim at winonacotter.org>
>> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] SMB/LDAP Installer upgrades
>> > You should be able to run it fine...unless you've made some 
>> > weird config changes by hand.  The script backs everything up 
>> > anyway so you can go and merge any changes if necessary.  I 
>> > can't test it at the moment, but I believe Matt has it 
>> > "merging" changes....not overwriting them.  The main concern 
>> > would be smb.conf....try it and let me know what 
>> > happens...I'll test myself in a few days and let you know as well.
>> When I ran it this morning on my test box I no longer had any users when
>> finished.  It went from 1.2 to 1.2.2-gamma.  This would be a bad thing
>> on a production box.  
>> Also, do you have any tips on using quotas?  I see the bulk-add script
>> want a sample user to configure from.  What is the recommended set of
>> commands to set quotas on a default user?
>> Thanks
>Thanks for the vote of confidence, Dave, but the Samba/LDAP Installer
>doesn't merge anything.  It overwrites everything!  It makes
>timestamped backups of all the config files it overwrites, but you
>definitely shouldn't run it on a production system that already has
>users (at least not without some careful planning and preparation).
>If you need to upgrade, I recommend that you
>1) dump your LDAP DB with slapcat,
>2) upgrade your packages (Samba, OpenLDAP, etc.),
>3) run the Samba/LDAP installer again, and
>4) read your DB back into LDAP.
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David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

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