[Samba] Samba 4 Clustering

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Mar 17 23:23:11 GMT 2006

On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 05:14:44PM -0600, Abhijith Das wrote:
> Hi List,
> From what I've read in many mailing lists, Samba 3 is not truly 
> clusterable.
> From what I understand, people have been able to cluster Samba with 
> varying levels of success. Transparent failover and active-active file 
> serving ( 2 or more smbs serving the same files (through a cluster 
> filesystem like GFS) from multiple cluster nodes simultaneously ) are 
> two things that are not possible with the current Samba. Or are there 
> more issues as well?
> There were discussions however, that mentioned clustering being scoped 
> into Samba 4. Can somebody elaborate on clustering support in Samba 4?

Samba3 has been made cluster aware by SGI via the work of James
Peach (on the Samba Team). James has posted his changes and we're
in the process of evaluating them for future integration. Volker
is particularly active in this area at the moment.


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