[Samba] An old winbind syncronization question
The Fresh Prince of Darkness
ghstwrtr at evilgenius.net
Thu May 8 23:42:19 GMT 2003
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First the setup:
Samba 2.2.3a on Debian testing, built with ACL support on XFS filesystem.
NT4 PDC (Eventually we plan to implement Samba PDC, but that's a ways off.)
Secondary offsite Samba server, same config as above, rsyncing data
directories every 5-minutes over T1.
Offsite Backup server grabbing data off the live Samba server nightly
We are implementing Winbind on the Samba server and it seems like a
dream come true (Single point of Acct Management!!), but I am
anticipating 2 problems.
1) Samba server dies and secondary server goes live. Winbind mappings
are per machine, so all file ownerships are blown away. We're not using
NFS in our shop, but I suspect this would be a similar problem there. In
this case, though only one of these servers is ever live at a time.
2) when rebuilding the primary server from the offsite backups, how can
I ensure that the winbind mapping is carried over to avoid the same
problem as #1?
I researched the list archives and saw mention that this was being
worked on back in 2001. Has any progress been made and I just missed
the release? If syncronization is still impossible, if I dump
winbindd_idmap.tdb to my backup server, would restoring that be enough
to get everything back to square 1?
Thanks in advance.
"Yes Janet, life's pretty cheap to THAT type." -- Brad Majors
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