[Samba] Reduntant Samba servers?

Matt Lung matt.lung at midwest-tool.com
Wed Apr 19 13:46:24 GMT 2006

Linux HA might work for you.

Linus Hedström wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to setup two redundant Samba Servers.
> The file shares are on both servers and needs to be synced.
> My best solution is to run an rsync between them every 5 min ?
> Are there any smarter solution to this?
> Another problem is how I could solve the kerberos authentication in 
> the best possible way?
> We have a Windows AD server and authenticate through kerberos.
> If server1 is down I want to switch to server2 but use the same DNS / 
> Computer name because all users have it mapped. It also saves the 
> profiles.
> I have tried to set up a DNS alias on the AD server's DNS and my idea 
> was that I just could switch the alias to the server I want to use.
> But that doesn't work because it is the alias name that tries to 
> authenticate to kerberos and I then get: "Server not found in Kerberos 
> database" on the kerberos server.
> I hope someone has a smart solution to this?
> /
> Linus

Matt Lung

Midwest Tool & Die, Corp.

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