using a Live CD to transparently migrate Microsoft file and print sharing (Re: TurnKey Linux: new project builds Ubuntu based Live CD appliances)

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Sep 16 04:25:37 UTC 2008


On Monday 15 September 2008 23:57, Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 14:56 +0300, Liraz Siri wrote:
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> > Onno Benschop wrote:
> > | Wow,
> > |
> > | Everything old is new again. Here is a link to an article[1] I wrote in
> > | November 2003 which describes some of what you describe and combines
> > | nicely with TurnKey :)
> > |
> > |     * http://itmaze.com.au/articles/cio/
> >
> > Wow indeed, I think using Live CDs to transparently migrate Microsoft
> > File and Print sharing servers off to Linux/Samba is a terrific idea.
> >
> > Implementing this would require a bit of R&D work though. For example,
> > how do you read all of the configuration settings from the Microsoft
> > server and migrate them to Samba? I imagine you would need some software
> > for that. Could this be made compatible enough with the old Microsoft
> > server so that IT staff wouldn't have to run around reconfiguring
> > anything or diagnosing various things that have suddenly broken?
>
> Doesnt samba4 ship with a vampire ?
> kk

We currently have an Alpha release of Samba4 in Intrepid, so I wouldn't assume 
anything about it's level of functionality at this point.

Scott K




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