multiple samba servers.

John Malmberg wb8tyw at
Fri Feb 15 08:25:03 GMT 2002

Prasad, Sreenivasa wrote:
> Hi All,
> 1. How does two samba servers handle a shared storage device?
>     How does synchronization happens in this case? 
> 2. In this case, how does multiple client requests to the same shared file
> handled? 

Samba is an application that accesses files on the host system.  What 
ever capability that the native host system has to allow multiple hosts 
to access files SAMBA will take advantage of it.

Note that there may be some additional overhead if the additional hosts 
do not have direct access to the shared storage device.

Your question is better directed to the vendor of the operating system.
As you are using a e-mail address, you have direct access to 
information on OpenVMS, LINUX on intel and Alpha, and Tru64 technical 
information on the internal conferences.

Samba 2.0.6 on OpenVMS will use the distributed lock manager and Oplocks 
for systems in a cluster.

Prior versions of SAMBA on OpenVMS will exclusively lock the file by 
default.  Newer versions of the Compaq C RTL will allow a logical name 
to be set to which will allow access to the files with no locking at all.

The scaling of OpenVMS is supported up to 96 hosts using simultaneous 
access to shared storage.  Distances of 100 Km is allowed between systems.

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Didn't you ask this same question on this list last year?

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