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

Gilles Mocellin gilles.mocellin at free.fr
Mon Apr 14 23:11:36 UTC 2008

Le Monday 14 April 2008 16:07:08 Christian Perrier, vous avez écrit :
> tags 473651 wontfix
> thanks
> 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.

So... I keep my script.

I, the local admin, have learn that I have to backup this file because I have 
lost it...
Perhaps should we at least have a big Warning somwhere, where everyone can see 
it ?
In the winbind comments, in smb.conf ?
In a doc file of the winbind package ?
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