Samba backup (BDC functionality)
Gerald W. Carter
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Nov 4 13:59:58 GMT 1998
Gerald Heinig wrote:
> does Samba support BDC functionality yet? More to the point, is it
> possible to configure 2 machines to run identical Samba configs (ie.
> identical smb.confs) and simply start the Samba server on the "backup"
> machine if/when the first machine goes down?
That should work fine. The only problem might be the WINS
registration. The NT clients look for DOMAIN<1b> on the WINS
server to locate the DC.
Also make sure that you copy
to the second machine.
Just to make sure, you are talking about only having one run at
a time, simply being able to start the second up if the first DC \
> PS. It says on the Samba NTDOM FAQ that PDC <=> BDC *INTEGRATION* isn't
> implemented yet. What exactly does this mean? Does it mean that a BDC
> works, but you have to mirror data manually, or start it manually, or
> does it mean that BDC simply isn't implemented yet?
PDC<->BDC integration is really the PDC<->BDC replication process.
The protocol which MS uses to do this is undocumented and needs
more study to implement.
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
"...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
- Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )
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