Bug 2797 - passdb.tdb modification timestamp not updated
Summary: passdb.tdb modification timestamp not updated
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3101
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Config Files (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.14a
Hardware: x86 Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-14 03:33 UTC by Holger Schletz
Modified: 2005-09-29 07:58 UTC (History)
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Description Holger Schletz 2005-06-14 03:33:37 UTC
I'm using Samba 3.0.14 with tdbsam backend. The modification timestamp of 
passdb.tdb does rarely get updated when any changes are made to the passdb (I 
guess this is only done when the file size grows, but I can't prove that).

I'm sure there are changes to the file: I created a copy and changed a password. 
Running diff on the two files showed a difference. However, the timestamp was 

This is a severe problem with incremental backups: I recently restored a totally 
outdated version since the backup software never recognized the change :-(
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-09-29 07:58:31 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3101 ***