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TDBBACKUP(8)		  System Administration	tools		  TDBBACKUP(8)

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

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

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -h
	   Get help information.

       -s suffix
	   The -s option allows	the administrator 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 (corrupt data) which if
	   detected causes the backup to be restored.

       -l
	   This	options	disables any locking, by passing TDB_NOLOCK to
	   tdb_open_ex(). Only use this	for database files which are not used
	   by any other	process! And also only if it is	otherwise not possible
	   to open the database, e.g. databases	which were created with	mutex
	   locking.

COMMANDS
       GENERAL INFORMATION

       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:

       o    secrets.tdb	- usual	location is in the /usr/local/samba/private
	   directory, or on some systems in /etc/samba.

       o    passdb.tdb - usual location	is in the /usr/local/samba/private
	   directory, or on some systems in /etc/samba.

       o    *.tdb located in the /usr/local/samba/var directory	or on some
	   systems in the /var/cache or	/var/lib/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.

Samba 3.6			  2015-04-25			  TDBBACKUP(8)

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