Samba4 production - what is possible

Matthieu Patou mat at
Fri Apr 1 04:53:08 MDT 2011

On 01/04/2011 13:48, Martin Hochreiter wrote:
> I read about that possibility - to use 3/4 in parallel (franky builds)
> ... i have to search for a config for samba 3 and 4 that allows such
> a combination (especially on the same server ...)
> Is fileserving not that far to use the samba4 fileserving alone?
It depends on what you want. Serving profile, GPO, is ok in Samba4. 
Serving more complicated things needs a samba3 for it.
Here we run a lot of thing in s4, but for instance I had to move back 
the accounting back to S3 as it seems to behave better with all the 
quirks of this software. Also printing is not working so s3 is needed.

I would say that nowdays with virtualization (xen, virtualbox, qemu, 
vserver, kvm) it's not a big deal to have 2 servers, if you have a huge 
constraint it's also possible to have 1 server with both s3 and s4 on it 
(I used to have it but I don't recommand it but it worked).


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team
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