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I've restored Samba data but the DNS records it holds is of 192.168.2.0/24 as opposed 192.168.0.0/24 network the system it was restored to operates on. As such, the AD can't even resolve itself properly. How may I reset all the records?

Tentatively, I've tried to add the server's IP using samba-tool dns add, but it asks for DOMAIN\root password instead of DOMAIN\administrator or administrator@DOMAIN.SECRET.COM as in the Samba Wiki example:

$ sudo samba-tool dns add localhost domain.international.com domain A 192.168.0.10
Password for [DOMAIN\root]:

I'm at my wit's end here.

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You have already in place the DNS configuration so I guess in this case you won't need to use add option but update because you are updating the DNS, right? Add -U Administrator to specify which user you want to make these changes as.

First, lookup all records, then use update to change them according to the new network:

samba-tool dns query localhost domain.international @ ALL -U administrator
samba-tool dns update localhost domain.international.com domain A oldIP newIP -U administrator
  • You're correct, but it's asking for the non-existent DOMAIN/root password to do so. – Oxwivi Oct 6 '15 at 4:40
  • Okay, it seems sudo was the problem. sudo samba-tool made it ask for DOMAIN\root. Fortunately, I named the default Ubuntu account Administrator, so it asked for DOMAIN\administrator without sudo. Do you know of any command to list all records? I'll remove/update all problematic ones. – Oxwivi Oct 6 '15 at 4:55

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