[Samba] Creating a samba BDC How-to:

Aaron Souza aaronmsouza at gmail.com
Wed May 2 17:35:57 GMT 2007


I help run a school and we have a samba domain (no windows servers). I am
however fearful of something happening and creating a school-wide outage if
my PDC goes down. What is all involved in creating a BDC and to connect to
my PDC?

In addition, I have another question about pdc / bdc and user data. With a
PDC/ BDC infrastructure set up, am I supposed to have all the data (homes
drives, shares, etc) on a separate machine so then if a PDC goes down, the
BDC can serve the same files?

How does a BDC / PDC work in terms of where to store files? I am also
currently using the /etc/samba/smbpasswd for username /passwords, but I am
looking at going to LDAP... Any direction and just a 'nutshell' response to
pdc /bdc with samba would be helpful.

~ Aaron

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