On April 16, 2024, the traditional webinar day will take place as part of sambaXP (April 17 and 18), organized by SerNet, and offers Samba enthusiasts a unique opportunity to learn about Samba and exchange ideas with experts. This year, three webinars on various Samba topics will be offered via Zoom. Author Stefan Kania will report on innovations to Function Level 2016, while SerNet AIX expert Björn Jacke will show how to set up Samba on AIX. Claudio J. Concepción Certad is a new addition. For the first time this year, he will be offering a webinar in Spanish.

The following webinars are available:

  • Making NFS clusters highly available with CTDB (in English)
    Lecturer: Stefan Kania
  • Setting up SAMBA on AIX and picking the low and the higher hanging fruits (in English)
    Lecturer: Björn Jacke (SerNet)
  • Cómo configurar un dominio Samba 4 de Active Directory (in Spanish)
    Lecturer: Claudio J. Concepción Certad

All detailed descriptions of the webinar content can be found on the event website Participation in the webinars is free of charge, only registration on the event page is required.


The next webinar in the "Setting up Samba on AIX with SAMBA+" series will be held on February 22, 2024, from 3 to 4 p.m. (CET). Registration for the event and more information can be found here. The platform used is GoTo Webinar.

In the webinar, participants will learn from our expert Björn Jacke how to set up Samba with SAMBA+ on AIX, IBM's Unix operating system, and integrate it into an Active Directory environment. Among other things, they will receive tips on how to overcome frequently occurring difficulties. Special attention will also be paid to parameter settings in AIX. There will also be an opportunity to clarify any questions.

This webinar will be held in English. Further dates will be announced shortly.

"Backup of Windows AD and how to migrate it to Samba" was presented by Björn Jacke and Volker Lendecke on December 7, 2023 in the auditorium of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The two long-standing members of the Samba team at SerNet and the Samba Core Team contributed the talk to the Adminstammtisch Berlin event series.

The – German only – talk offers the opportunity to benefit from extensive knowledge of migrating and securing Windows Active Directory to Samba: Most Active Directory installations are Windows-based. Samba allows such an AD installation to be backed up using Unix means and the backup then made to run with a Samba DC. This can be useful not only for backups but also for a Windows to Samba migration, which Jacke and Lendecke demonstrated. A recording is available.

They also gave valuable insights into Samba and the SAMBA+ software packages offered by SerNet for various Linux distributions and IBM AIX. The Adminstammtisch Berlin is organized by and for IT professionals who are committed to sharing knowledge and experience and discussing current IT topics.

Storage Developer Conference

SerNet Inc. will be participating as a Silver Sponsor at this year's Storage Developer Conference (SDC). The conference is hosted by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) in Fremont, CA on September 18-21.

Our Samba team will be presenting on September 20: 

Topic: Reparse Points Current Status
Speaker: Volker Lendecke, Developer at SerNet/Samba Team
8:30am - 9:20am (PST)

Topic: Samba io_uring Status Update
Speaker: Stefan Metzmacher, Developer at SerNet/Samba-Team
9:30am - 10:20am (PST)

Topic: net use //samba/cloud: Scaling Samba
Speaker: Ralph Böhme, Samba Team Lead at SerNet/Samba Team
10:35am - 11:25am (PST)

In addition to these sessions, we invite all attendees to meet our team, discuss our recent endeavors, and explore potential collaborations. To ensure in-depth discussions and address specific inquiries, we are offering scheduled appointments. Those interested can contact us in advance to secure a meeting slot. Please use the contact form or mail us at – we look forward to a constructive dialogue and a successful conference.

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From 10 - 11 May 2023 the 22nd sambaXP will take place. This time finally back on site at the Hotel Freizeit In in Göttingen, Germany! As every year, the SAMBA team will gather here with its developers, users and providers. The focus will be on the OpenSource Software SAMBA with its current innovations, developments and much more. The organizer SerNet is looking forward to a good exchange!

Call for Paper
The Call for Paper has started. We are looking forward to receiving papers on various topics in SAMBA and the challenges in data management. The program committee, consisting of Jeremy Allison (Google), Stefan Kania (Author), Ralph Boehme (SerNet), will review the papers and provide feedback. Submit your presentation proposal right now at!

Workshops on May 9, 2023
Several workshops will again be offered the day before the conference. Topics will be announced shortly.

Tickets will go on sale later this month. For more information, visit

Videos sambaXP 2022
Want to see what talks there were this year? On YouTube you will find a playlist with the presentations of sambaXP 2022.

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