[Samba] Simple Samba PDC - tdbsam limitations?

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Dec 21 13:39:03 GMT 2007

Charles Marcus, on 12/21/2007 8:06 AM, said the following:
> What are the limitations of the tdbsam backend, with respect to 
> performance and the number of workstations/users it can reasonably be 
> expected to support?

Never mind - of course this is well documented in the most excellent 
'The Official SAMBA-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide'...

For anyone curious - it is not generally recommended to use the tdbsam 
backend for sites with 250+ users, but this is only because these sites 
likely will be spread out and require BDCs and multiple servers...

They specifically mention one site using the tdbsam backend with 4,500+ 
users with no performance problems whatsoever...

Sorry for the noise.


Best regards,


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