[Samba] Samba Backup Printserver
carsten.buechner at edag.de
Thu Jan 22 16:43:48 GMT 2004
> 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...
The "netbios alias" feature was already tested and worked here.
The problem is:
The first server acts as primary Samba server, all Windows clients use this box
as a print server. Now this server crashes ( maybe a hardware problem for example).
With netbios alias I have the second samba server working within minutes - no
problems for the Windows machines.
But now I have to setup the first server. I cannot take off the second server
to make an exact copy because he is now the print server.
I can reinstall the first server with the new hardware, but I have to install
the Windows printer drivers within Samba by hand - which takes a loooong time.
Also I cannot use the original server name for samba, because there is the
second box working under its name...
Does tdbackup solve my problem?
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