[Samba] PDC BDC hot failover

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Thu Jan 18 16:28:04 GMT 2007

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On 01/17/2007 07:32 AM, Florian Zierer escreveu:
> Hi there,
> I have a problem getting my Samba installation redundant.
> I installed a PDC and a BDC working with 2 LDAP servers.
> The problem is, when users are logged in and the BDC fails, 
> the PDC does not take over the running sessions and vice versa.

	And it shouldn't. :-)

	PDC/BDC strategy is used to share the load and keep your
network running logons and so on, if you have a common backend
then you can share the files and work something like a High
Avaliability or CLustered environment.

	You might be interested in the [1]wiki page about Samba
& Cluster, it is a work in progress, but could help you achieve
what you want.

  1. http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_%26_Clustering

> The clients have a hanging explorer and so on.
> When the failing server gets back online again, everything 
> works, no lags anymore.

	Exactly, so it seems to be working the way it should be.

> Is it possible to configure the samba servers to take over 
> these running sessions?

	Hmmm... _maybe_. :-)   Check the above wiki page.

> New logon sessions are working as expected.
> Thanks
> Florian

	Kind regards,

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