abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 14 21:30:42 GMT 2004
On Sun, 2004-02-15 at 00:29, Gémes Géza wrote:
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> Hi all,
> Sorry for this general question, but I'd like to hear your opinion on
> this subject, but I'd like to set up a really working backup solution
> for my PDC, currently it uses NFS, so there are lots of issues: No ACLs,
> When NFS server goes down, everything fails.
> What method would you recommend for replicating folders, keeping
> existing ACLs (ability of manipulating that ACLs from Windows is not
> important) between Samba PDC-BDCs:
> - -Rsync+FAM based scripts
For things that should be static, but replicated (such as the netlogon
share), this sounds like the right solution.
> - -Distributed filesystems:
> Thank you for ANY answer.
You cannot safely replicate files between two CIFS servers, unless you
also manage the locks and share modes. A BDC is not a mirror of a PDC,
for file shares, only for the logon database. Clustered CIFS is *hard*,
see recent discussions on samba-technical.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
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