[Samba] Reduntant Samba servers?

Jonas Jochum jj at archit.uni-karlsruhe.de
Wed Apr 19 14:15:15 GMT 2006

Am Mittwoch, 19. April 2006 15:25 schrieb Linus Hedström:
> 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?

drbd and carp. that should imho even work with kerberos. not sure, though :)

 Jonas Jochum
 archIT - Faculty of Architecture - University of Karlsruhe
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