[Samba] Clustered Samba print shares

ww m-pubsyssamba pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk
Thu Jun 10 13:03:42 GMT 2004

Hi Tim,

	I've got Samba 3.0 configured on VCS and Sun Cluster and all works fine (both active/passive). I encounrter no problem setting the "netbios name" as the same on each system (providing you don't ever start both simultaneously). Only thing I did to make things run smoothly was configure "interfaces" to use an ip address associated with the cluster virtual server. I haven't duplicated secrests.tdb between the systems.
If you can be more specific about the problems you are seeing maybe I can help a bit more,

	thanks Andy.

I hope someone can shed some light on this. I've posted this before but I'm 
still looking for an answer.

Basically, I'm looking for help in configuring Samba 3.02a in an active/passive 
cluster (failover).

Currently I have two nodes running Solaris 8. Only one is active at a time. The 
active node is running Samba. It's netbios name is printserver1. Printerserver1 
is also DNS name of the virtual IP that I failover between nodes. I added this 
node to our NT 4.0 domain and all is well. The print spool directory is a 
shared disk that is also failed over between nodes.

The failover process itself (using VCS) works fine and is fairly quick. 
However, I currently have the second nodes Netbios name set to Printerserver2. 
This was because I ran into issues trying to use the same name as the other 
node. At one point, I tried coping over the secrets.tdb file from 
Printerserver1 to Printerserver2 and then failing over the cluster. This didn't 
work either (bad secret when running wbinfo -t).

What am I missing? Seems like some of you have had success with this?


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