[Samba] Samba Backup Printserver

Collen collen at hermanjordan.nl
Wed Jan 21 07:41:28 GMT 2004

At 11:28 20/01/2004, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I have set up two print servers with cups and samba 3.0.1.
>One of the samba servers is active and serves the windows clients.
>If the active server crashes (by hard- or software) I want to be able to 
>make the other samba server active and act as the crashed samba server 
>within minutes.
>Due to the fact that installing the windows printer drivers on samba takes 
>a long time ( belonging to the amount of printers), is there a way to 
>"clone" the information in the tdb-files from one samba-server to the other?
>Thanks in advamce for replying.
>With best regards,
>Carsten Buechner
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why don't set up an excact copy of this printer server and give it an other 
netbios name.
if the active printserver crashes, you make an entry in the backup server
smb.conf, called: netbios alias = <servername>
then name the alias after your real server, so that the network think's the 
active server is up again.
this way the backup will handel all calles with the active server name...


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