MS SQL with Linux in Samba

Sandra Louis sandra_louis at
Sun Mar 11 05:07:19 GMT 2001

Hello there,

I would like to implement an LVS in my organization.  The topology is as follows:

(i) On the highest level, there is a storage (possibly RAID5) which will store all my databases of images and important information. (LINUX)
(ii) Under it, I will want to have a load-balancer and 2 servers (one as FOS) to handle the clients' requests. (LINUX)
(iii) Below the 2 servers, I have to use a machine running the MS SQL engine. (WINDOWS)
(iv) The lowest level will have the clients fetching and sending the information to the storage through the SQL engine.

My question is, can I use samba to do the task in (iv)?  I'm afraid that the SQL engine used will not be able to be recognized and thus, the data may not be able to be fetched or sent correctly.  These are mission critical data.  The reason that I want to use Linux LVS is of course, it is reliable, stable and cost-effective.  But, I will still have to retain the MS SQL Server since the application used on the lowest level requires this.

Pls help and thanks in advance for your time.

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