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synchronize user accounts from one samba domain to another samba server

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I have created a samba domain for windows clients to login. But i was wondering if anyone knows how to synchronize the user account and samba passwords to another samba server like active directory as follow:

samba server 1 ---> samba server 2

if a user is created in samba server 1, the same user detail including the samba server would be replicated or synchronize to samba server 2

thx in advance
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Your second samba server should be a BDC of your first one (the PDC).

It works exactly the same as in windows.
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yes, but how to i replicate the smbpasswd from samba server 1 to samba server 2
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Your best shot is using LDAP as a user credentials storage.

The smbpasswd replication is not a good method because it needs to work both ways.

You can have a single LDAP server to which both the PDC and the BDC request infos, or, you can also set up LDAP replication in between a master and a slave. This is the best config.

For more information, I suggest reading the following page :

http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/samba-bdc.html

It describes the different options in detail including pros and cons.
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