Advice on Samba Failover Solutions

ronnie sahlberg ronniesahlberg at
Fri Apr 18 21:16:21 GMT 2008

I think might be useful for you.

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 2:47 AM, William Marshall <bmarsh at> 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
>  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.
>  -Bill

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