Dear folks we´re trying to move our old little bit corrupted NT4 Domain to a Samba4 AD in a hybrid Linux/ Windows Client architecture.
Dec. 6th 2016: As our Zentyal´s DC is corrupted we have to take action quite fast.
So we´re planning first to set up the NS DC and then one by one transfer the Mail, the network drives and finally the mysql DB (EMR) to the NS- what we did´nt had was a collaborative SW like Sogo and we´re thinking of dropping Thunderbird on the Clients. Also great is the opportunity of using OwnCloud instead of dropbox and eventually we will move to Sogo/OwnCloud for timetabling and address data.
One Problem in the last setting have been the server based profiles in a hybrid client architecture, and as our EMR need a network drive embedded, which worked quite well an the Windows clients, but always was a problem on the Linux clients, I´m eager how that´s gonna work.
Dec.20th,2016 So actual news are- we started to copy the network drives, configuerd the NAS Backup, but found out in a test environment, that RC2 as everybody now knows had a problem with generating the AD domain- so everything back again. As RC3 except Sogo (or is that already solved?) is working, we plan first to install a NS7RC3 in our network, configure the network drives and copy the files from the old server to the new one, configure backup, all without activating the DC and then moving the machine to a different virtual network. There we want to change the IP to the same, the old server had, activate the AD DC. Create the users with server based profiles, which is working as far as we´ve seen with Windows Clients but still has to be tested with the Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 clients. Then we have to copy all the Mails thru IMAP (Thundbird Clients) from the old to the new server (a little bit of router config necessary). The Old profiles which we backed up are restored after we put back the new server in the old network, after switching of the old server and after we connected the clients to the new server.
Not to forget- we have to move the mySQL Server as well.
That´s the plan and we hope we can do it on a weekend.
For further suggestion I´d be grateful.
How will behave further updates?- We´re already discussing update politics, when the system is running.