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Old 10-05-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Move user files from Samba server to new samba server

I have an old PII box that is about run it's limit, that is I can't put any more drives into it and I've run out of space. So I have a newer box that I will have a 30gb hard drive to install Fedora onto and samba too. I will put in a 250gb hard drive for user files. Now my question how to move the current files from the old server to the new? (copy and paste?) Since I will be updgrading from FC6 to 7 will my existing smb.conf file work?

Thanks in advance for your help, I'm a simple home user not well versed on this subject.
Old 10-06-2007, 01:57 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with Samba in FC6 or FC7, but I believe generically speaking there is a smbpasswd file which has the user accounts and password (encrypted, of course) in that file. If you get FC7 set up on your new box, then you should be able to copy your smb.conf and your smbpasswd file over. I know that this is not the case with Ubuntu.

PS - I think FC8 is coming out in November?
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What did you do?

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Old 11-10-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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I copied over my user profiles and various shared directories to my new server. I then copied over my smb.conf file over to the new server. I tired to use the smbpasswd file but that did not work. I had to recreate all my users names, passwords and groups on the new server. All seemed to be going well until I found out that in order to allow my users to access their saved documents I had to give them admin rights to the local PC. the windows admin group is configured to the root on the server, they are one in the same. Need to figure out how to change this, but still give users the access they need to saved documents folders.

I could not get swat to work on the new server, finally gave up. Have a thread in this group but all suggestions were for not.

For remaining problems or questions,

SWAT to work
Users access to their documents without admin rights
How to use CUPS to share a printer slaved off of a users PC.


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