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TDBBACKUP

TDBBACKUP

Section: System Administration tools (8) Updated: 02/22/2010
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tdbbackup - tool for backing up and for validating the integrity of samba .tdb files  

Synopsis

FCtdbbackupF[] [-s suffix] [-v] [-h]
 

DESCRIPTION

This tool is part of the samba(1) suite.

FCtdbbackupF[] is a tool that may be used to backup samba .tdb files. This tool may also be used to verify the integrity of the .tdb files prior to samba startup or during normal operation. If it finds file damage and it finds a prior backup the backup file will be restored.  

OPTIONS

-h

Get help information.

-s suffix

The FC-sF[] option allows the adminisistrator to specify a file backup extension. This way it is possible to keep a history of tdb backup files by using a new suffix for each backup.

-v

The FC-vF[] will check the database for damages (currupt data) which if detected causes the backup to be restored.
 

COMMANDS

GENERAL INFORMATION

The FCtdbbackupF[] utility can safely be run at any time. It was designed so that it can be used at any time to validate the integrity of tdb files, even during Samba operation. Typical usage for the command will be:

tdbbackup [-s suffix] *.tdb

Before restarting samba the following command may be run to validate .tdb files:

tdbbackup -v [-s suffix] *.tdb

Samba .tdb files are stored in various locations, be sure to run backup all .tdb file on the system. Important files includes:

FCsecrets.tdbF[] - usual location is in the /var/lib/samba directory.

FCpassdb.tdbF[] - usual location is in the /var/lib/samba directory.

FC*.tdbF[] located in the /var/lib/samba and /var/run/samba directories.

 

VERSION

This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.  

AUTHOR

The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

The tdbbackup man page was written by John H Terpstra.


 

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Synopsis
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
COMMANDS
VERSION
AUTHOR

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