Advice on Samba Failover Solutions
ronniesahlberg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 21:16:21 GMT 2008
I think ctdb.samba.org might be useful for you.
On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 2:47 AM, William Marshall <bmarsh at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Paul Bowen wrote on 04/17/2008 12:57:38 PM:
> > Is there some mechanism, maybe involving listing samba servers in a nis
> > automount map, to get the users to seemless fall over to the next samba
> > server
> > In the advent their local samba servers goes down or unplugged
> Assuming you have Windows clients (and you did say logon scripts) I'd try
> doing your failover w/ dfs links. (The doc below says) The client will try
> the 1st link and if it is down, try the 2nd link.
> See page 11 of http://docs.hp.com/en/6485/ConfigtroubDFS.pdf
> I quickly skimmed it and it looks good. I found the doc by searching for "
> ms dfs redundant links"
> You can't do what you want w/ netbois aliases. Netbios server names have
> to be unique. You could do what you propose w/ a DNS round-robin, but you
> don't have the ability to direct the clients to a primary server and then
> fail to another, you'd just connect to one box or the other.
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