TDB Locations

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List of Samba3 TDB files and their locations.

TDB File API Location Info Description
account_policy.tdb dbwrap state Samba/NT account policy settings, includes password expiration settings.
autorid.tdb dbwrap state Mappings of which domain is mapped to which range.
brlock.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST Byte-range locking information.
connections.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST A temporary cache for current connection information used to enforce max connections.
eventlog/*.tdb tdb state Records of eventlog entries. In most circumstances this is just a cache of system logs.
g_lock.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST Global locking information.
gencache.tdb tdb lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST* Generic caching database for dead WINS servers and trusted domain data.
gencache_notrans.tdb tdb lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
group_mapping.tdb dbwrap state Mapping table from Windows groups/SID to UNIX groups.
idmap2.tdb dbwrap private
locking.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
login_cache.tdb tdb cache A temporary cache for login information, in particular bad password attempts.
messages.tdb tdb_wrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST Temporary storage of messages being processed by smbd.
mutex.tdb tdb_wrap lock
netsamlogon_cache.tdb tdb cache TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST* Caches user net_info_3 structure data from net_samlogon requests (as a domain member).
notify.tdb tdb_wrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
notify_onelevel.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
ntdrivers.tdb tdb state Removed in 3.6. Stores per-printer installed driver information.
ntforms.tdb tdb state Removed in 3.6. Stores per-printer installed forms information.
ntprinters.tdb tdb state Removed in 3.6. Stores the per-printer devmode configuration settings.
passdb.tdb dbwrap private Exists only when the tdbsam passwd backend is used. This file stores the SambaSAMAccount information. Note: This file requires that user POSIX account information is available from either the /etc/passwd file, or from an alternative system source.
perfmon/data.tdb tdb state Performance counter information.
perfmon/names.tdb tdb state Performance counter information.
printer_list.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
printing/*.tdb tdb cache Cached output from lpq command created on a per-print-service basis.
registry.tdb dbwrap state Read-only Samba database of a Windows registry skeleton that provides support for exporting various database tables via the winreg RPCs.
schannel_store.tdb tdb_wrap private TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST A confidential file, stored in the PRIVATE_DIR, containing crytographic connection information so that clients that have temporarily disconnected can reconnect without needing to renegotiate the connection setup process.
secrets.tdb dbwrap private This file stores the Workgroup/Domain/Machine SID, the LDAP directory update password, and a further collection of critical environmental data that is necessary for Samba to operate correctly. This file contains very sensitive information that must be protected. It is stored in the PRIVATE_DIR directory.
serverid.tdb tdb_wrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
sessionid.tdb dbwrap lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST Temporary cache for miscellaneous session information and for utmp handling.
share_info.tdb dbwrap state Stores per-share ACL information.
unexpected.tdb tdb lock TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST Removed in 3.6. Stores packets received for which no process is actively listening.
winbindd_cache.tdb tdb cache TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST* Cache of Identity information received from an NT4 domain or from ADS. Includes user lists, etc.
winbindd_idmap.tdb tdb state Winbindd's local IDMAP database.
wins.tdb tdb state TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST
xattr.tdb dbwrap state
torture.tdb tdb torture Test TDB
test.tdb tdb_wrap torture Test TDB
transtest.tdb dbwrap torture Test TDB

TDB_CLEAR_IF_FIRST means that Samba clears the TDB on each first open (for example after a reboot).
* will be only cleaned (truncated) if file is corrupt