[Samba] Samba BDC for Backup

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at mch.one.pl
Tue Jun 7 06:44:18 GMT 2005

Mark Sarria schrieb:
> Short Answer:
> If you are using samba and storing user accounts on samba then no, you 
> will need to rsync your home folders to the backup and do a few 
> modifications on the BDC to make it the PDC.
> Your best bet to accomplish a failover for domain authentication is to 
> set-up an LDAP master server, and then create slave-servers for fail 
> over. Advantages are that you can have many slave servers through out 
> your network.If your master fails the clients will search for the 
> nearest slave server to authenticate

It wouldn't be a 100% fail over, as the clients can't join the domain to 
the BDC; they can only join the domain to the PDC.


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