Redundant Samba Servers

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at
Fri Nov 9 19:47:13 GMT 2001

Have a look at sysadmin magazine.  They did an article on using
heartbeat from the linux HA project to create a fault tolerent samba

Suman Sai wrote:
> Dear All:
> I have three Linux computers on my network, all having the same content.
> These things serve some very important shares, so I want to be dead sure
> that they are always up. But I don't want users to connect to a different
> name each time. If one samba server goes down, the user should be able to
> connect to another one with the same name.
> So is it possible to have multiple Samba servers with the same name, for
> redundancy? In case one fails, the user connects again using the same name,
> and he's back in business.
> Or rather, is there any other way of doing this?
> -Regards,
> Suman.
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