Samba in an HA environment

Johnson, Thomas Thomas.Johnson at
Fri Jun 2 16:46:41 GMT 2000

I have configured Samba into a MC/SG package successfully between two HP-UX
systems. Currently we have a primary node that is running samba and in the
event of failure on that host the package will fail-over to the secondary
host. The important thing to remember is you have to break the samba
software out of the filesytem and place it on it's own logical volumes,
putting these and the share filesystem space into a package. The netbios
name was then set to the package name with the package ip address.

thomas.johnson at

-----Original Message-----
From: John E. Malmberg [mailto:wb8tyw at]
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 19:22
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-TECHNICAL
Subject: Re: Samba in an HA environment

It appears based on a response on the SAMBA-VMS list on a different topic,
that the existing versions of SAMBA-VMS will run in a High Availability

In this case since each of the hosts that share the IP address have access
to the files being accessed, so there is no "fail over" condition.

Of course any transfers or files or open file conditions will be lost on a
failure of a host.  There does not seem to be a way of cleanly recovering
from that condition.

I still do not know the details of the configuration, but I do not think
they had to do much other than register the common I.P address in SMB.CONF.

wb8tyw at

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