[Samba] Re: Possible to have two SAMBA srvs act as one?

Michael Rignaz uluquai at inode.at
Mon Sep 11 16:02:48 GMT 2006

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel schrieb:
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> On 09/10/2006 10:11 AM, Michael Rignaz escreveu:
>> Hi,
>> is it possible to share write locks amongst two samba servers?
>> We are experiencing performance issues all the time, because one
>> location (location A) is connected via VPN to the main location
>> (location B) and needs to access files hosted there on some samba shares.
>> Now loc A gets its own server, but still files hosted in B need to be
>> read/write accessed from A and vice versa.
>> It would be really nice to have all files and shares on both servers.
>> And when a file is locked on srv1 it's also locked on srv2.
>> Is something like that possible?
>> Thnx in advance,
>> Michael
> 	I hope this Wiki Page can help you. :)
> 	http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Clustered_Samba
> 	Kind regards,
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Thnx a lot for your reply.
I'm a total newbie to clusters plus a linux beginner only.
Could u tell me how advanced/tricky this is?
I just setup three samba servers, cyrus imapd and two networks connected 
via vpn with OpenVPN, this is all I'm capable of yet :)
Can I just use cluadmin to cluster two samba services, or would I need 
to cluster "whole machines"?Can't even try to get into it yet, since I 
have only RHEL WS 4 and this doesn't support cluadmin. Maybe I'll 
install Debian and try.

Also it seems as if this would eat up a lot of bandwidth performance at 
least in terms of latency.. when two smb servers are connected via a low 
bandwidth vpn only, I feel as if this wasn't an option. What do you say?

Thnx, greets,

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