Provided by: samba_3.0.22-1ubuntu3_i386
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.
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
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.