Moving Samba shares etc from one Fedora box to another - difficult ? Whats involved?

Presume same version of Fedora and Samba on both machines.
This is a test Im going to do to.

Ok presume the users on Fedora box 1 match those of box 2. I know they have to match.

What samba files have to be moved over?
Is it fairly straight forward?

Thanks.
fcekAsked:
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tsmgeekCommented:
just /etc/samba should be enough
tsmgeekCommented:
and also any specific users and groups you have set in passwd/groups
fcekAuthor Commented:


Ah ok. If I have made a "group" in Fedora it has to replicated on box 2.

and the smbusers file.
and a file called passwd ?
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tsmgeekCommented:
Yes, you can copy the line from the passwd/group files to the new box as long as the ids don't overlap, then when you rsync all your files the permissions match up correctly
fcekAuthor Commented:

Where is the passwd file?  I can see the otrher two.
tsmgeekCommented:
/etc/shadow
farzanjCommented:
You basically need to copy the config files.  This is the first step.  Make it up and running with exact same configuration.

To transfer these files you can use ftp or scp whichever you like.  To do that, at least one of the two machines have to implement ftp or ssh server.

You can also copy your files to a USB and then copy them from USB to the other machine.  SCP would be a lot easier.

farzanjCommented:
So basically, if you get your smb.conf file, any other files, for example files in /etc/samba folder.

Next step is to create the users again.  I would not encourage your to copy /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /etc/group files.  You can do that but you risk losing some users (may be system users that you are not aware of) and may cause problems for you.

Then add those users to samba.

The last item is to copy the share files.  It should be simple scp or rsync command.

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tsmgeekCommented:
Only copy the users over id 500 then you should be safe as system users are usualy under 500
fcekAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the tips, will try this soon.
fcekAuthor Commented:

I hope to test this soon. No time to do yet
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