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Samba stores its data in TDB files. TDB stands for "Tiny database" and was first introduced in Samba 3.0 as a way to store information quickly and effectively.
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Samba stores its data in TDB files. TDB stands for "Trivial database" and was first introduced in Samba as a way to store information quickly and effectively. Its interface is very similar to that of GDBM, but in contradiction to GDBM it supports multiple writers and readers simultaneously.
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TDB files normally are stored in 2 locations:<br>
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See the section [http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/install.html#tdbdocs TDB Database Information] in the HOWTO for details on what the purpose of the various TDB files employed by Samba 3 is.
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2. (your private directory where you smbpasswd is stored).
 
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They sometimes break and the only way to fix them is to stop samba, move them into a suspect folder, and restart samba. Samba will recreate the files. There are 2 tools available but they only let you see what is inside the database or back the database up
 

Revision as of 13:03, 21 December 2006

Samba stores its data in TDB files. TDB stands for "Trivial database" and was first introduced in Samba as a way to store information quickly and effectively. Its interface is very similar to that of GDBM, but in contradiction to GDBM it supports multiple writers and readers simultaneously.

See the section TDB Database Information in the HOWTO for details on what the purpose of the various TDB files employed by Samba 3 is.