[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#473651: Bug#473651: Bug#473651: [samba] Add a regular backup of .tdb files

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Mon Apr 14 14:07:08 UTC 2008

tags 473651 wontfix

Quoting Christian Perrier (bubulle at debian.org):

> > It's harmless. Can be run online. And really helpfull in case of corruption.
> Well, I agree that losing Winbind's ID mapping database is certainly
> not cool at all. 
> I actually expect every experienced samba admin to backup that file
> and some others (I'd actually recommend backing up the entire
> /var/lib/samba directory) but at least helping the less experienced
> admin could be a good idea. After all, I still remember the days when
> I started using winbind and was ignorant about the importance of ID
> mapping.
> Other maintainers, objections about a daily cron job for winbind to
> backup this file ?
> Any ideas about other files important enough to be copied and waste
> some space in /var/backups ?

After thinking deeper, I think that it would indeed be a dangerous
slope and something that the package cannot really handle well in
place of the local admin's policy.

So, finally, I won't go this way and I don't see the need to develop
such script in the package.

Gilles, I think this really belongs to the local admin duties...(s)he
should know that ID mapping is critical and has to be backed up.

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