[K12OSN] Migrating from one server to another

Tim Born k12osn at deltacfax.com
Wed Jul 30 14:17:10 UTC 2008

I have been wearing out the pages on this article: Virtualize a Server 
with Minimal Downtime (http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9942).
It has lots of great information about how to, among other things, take 
an existing machine and pull it into a virtual machine untouched, so you 
can slide it to new hardware.


Brian Chivers wrote:

> I'm in the process of migrating our main PDC / Samba3 / Openldap 
> server from one server to a new box.
> I have installed the basic system including the smbldap-tools & done 
> an initial rsync of the /home directory but I'm wondering what else I 
> need to do.
> This is how I'd intended to complete the swap.
> 1.) Backup main ldap server & import this to new one.
> 2.) copy over changes from smb.conf to new box so domain & server name 
> are the same on both boxes.
> 3.) record sid from existing server & set new server to the same sid 
> (this bit I'm not sure if I need to do as domain sid is stored in LDAP 
> server
> 4.) stop samba on old server
> 5.) Start samba & ldap on new server
> 6.) Cross finger
> 7.) Test that existing Windows machines can login OK.
> Does this seem right ??
> Brian Chivers
> Portsmouth College
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