Bug 14048 - General improvements for domain backup tool
Summary: General improvements for domain backup tool
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: AD: LDB/DSDB/SAMDB (show other bugs)
Version: 4.9.0
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Beale
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
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Reported: 2019-07-24 02:16 UTC by Tim Beale
Modified: 2019-07-24 02:16 UTC (History)
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Description Tim Beale 2019-07-24 02:16:50 UTC
There are some things that can be improved about the domain backup command. Raising this bug for backporting improvements to maintenance branches (where they'll be more use to users).

An example, lots of users seem to hit an error case where the DC being backed up hasn't initialized its RID pool. This wastes a lot of time (for them, waiting for an answer, and for the samba team that's doing the answering). E.g.

bin/samba-tool domain backup offline -s /tmp/join/etc/smb.conf --targetdir=/tmp/backup/
Creating targetdir /tmp/backup/...
ERROR(<class 'IndexError'>): uncaught exception - list index out of range
  File "bin/python/samba/netcmd/__init__.py", line 186, in _run
    return self.run(*args, **kwargs)
  File "bin/python/samba/netcmd/domain_backup.py", line 1019, in run
    sid = get_sid_for_restore(samdb)
  File "bin/python/samba/netcmd/domain_backup.py", line 81, in get_sid_for_restore
    rid = int(res[0].get('rIDNextRID')[0])