[Samba] samba as fileserver backup fileserver

David Chait davidc at bonair.stanford.edu
Thu Apr 10 19:42:59 GMT 2003

The only way I've seen this work in the windows world is via an active
directory enabled DFS share. DFS provides a virtual root for the file shares
and sits on your DC's (replicated in case of trouble) and can point to as
many copies of the data as you like for replication and fault tollerance.
Though I seriously doubt you'll be able to replicate this seamlessly with
Samba (sadly...) PLEASE let me know if you manage it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brock Nanson" <bnanson at true.bc.ca>
To: "'mike webb'" <mwebb at addisonboot.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 12:32 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] samba as fileserver backup fileserver

> 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
> activate.
> 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.
> Brock
> > -----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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