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       tdbbackup  -  tool  for  backing up and for validating the integrity of
       samba .tdb files


       tdbbackup [-s suffix] [-v] [-h]


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

       tdbbackup 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.


       -h     Get help information.

       -s suffix
              The  -s  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  -v will check the database for damages (currupt data) which
              if detected causes the backup to be restored.



       The tdbbackup 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:

       ·  secrets.tdb - in the /var/lib/samba directory.

       ·  passdb.tdb - in the /var/lib/samba directory.

       ·  *.tdb located in the /var/lib/samba and /var/run/samba  directories.


       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.


       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.