Large-scale Samba installs?
herb at chomps.engr.sgi.com
Fri Aug 18 21:59:14 GMT 2000
Jeremy Allison wrote:
> "Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> > > I'm pretty sure I can make Samba work in a symmetric failover
> > > situation by running two separate instances of Samba and binding only
> > > to the appropriate interface in each (the cluster does IP address
> > > takevoer in the event of a failover). My guess is that this is what
> > > HP does in their packaging of Samba for their HA servers. This would
> > > be a major selling point for Samba, since the commercial product can't
> > > do this (i.e. half of our cluster is basically sitting idle)... though
> > > of course they promise that it will be "supported in the next release"
> > > ;-)
> > There has been work on this. I don't know the status but someone on the
> > list probably will.
> > Folks: Who's got High Availability running?
> I worked on the Samba plugin for SGI failsafe (now Open
> Sourced) whilst at SGI. It worked pretty well. Herb, do
> you want to comment ?
Failsafe has been open sourced as Jeremy said and there is a plugin
for Samba for that exists for IRIX. I plan on porting that to Linux
(though I don't really think anything will have to be changed - just
tested). Currently SGI has not open sourced any of the plugins but
I'm working on convincing them to at least open source the Samba
Herb Lewis Silicon Graphics
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