[Samba] samba as fileserver backup fileserver

Brock Nanson bnanson at true.bc.ca
Thu Apr 10 19:32:02 GMT 2003

I recall a package intended for routers that would spoof the MAC and IP
of the regular box should it fail.  There was some sort of heartbeat
between the two.  If the Main router disappeared, the daemon would
advertise the backup router as the Main router.  However, I think you
needed an absolute hardware failure or power outage to cause this to

Sorry, don't remember the name of the package, perhaps redundant routing
something or other.  You might poke around sourceforge though.  Don't
know if this would do exactly what you need, but might be adaptable.


> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: April 26, 2000 10:13 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] samba as fileserver backup fileserver
> newbie question, but i can't seem to find the answer 
> anywhere. I would like to set up a primary samba file server 
> and a backup samba file server. if the primary file server 
> fails i would like the backup server to take over as the main 
> file server as automaticly as possible. was looking at rsync 
> to backup primary server share files to the backup server, i 
> think that might be part of the answer but how in the world 
> am i going to get a backup samba server to relise that the 
> primary server has fail and take over as the file server ?? 
> any help anyone.
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