Moving samba from one Linux server to another
Suppose you want to replace an existing samba server with a newer system. What steps are involved in this?
On the target system ensure samba is installed:
# yum install samba
Next, copy over the smb.conf and smbpasswd files:
# scp :/etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf
# scp :/etc/samba/smbpasswd /etc/samba/smbpasswd
Now, edit your smb.conf file and ensure you “netbios name” is correct for the new server.
Make sure smb service runs at startup:
# chkconfig smb on
Import the new smbpasswd file and verify there are no errors, if clean it will import all your users:
# pdbedit -i smbpasswd:smbpasswd
Lastly, start the smb service and test your client connections:
# service smb start