[Samba] samba and failover (drbd + heartbeat)

Ralf Gross Ralf-Lists at ralfgross.de
Wed May 16 11:55:48 GMT 2007

Ralf Gross schrieb:
> I've setup two server A + B (debian etch) with drbd + heartbeat in
> active/passive mode.  If the primary server A fails, the shared
> storage is mounted on B, the virtual ip A-vip moves to the new primary
> B and samba is started by heartbeat. This works well, but I'm not sure
> which samba files should be identical on both server. Both have a
> dedicated machine account at the moment. 
> primary:           A, (active)
> secondary:         B, (passive)
> cluster/failover:  A-vip, (dns name and ip that the
>                                         client use to access the
> 				        shares)
> Should I just kick all samba files on B and sync them with the files
> of the primary server A (maybe rsync or inotify, I don't use
> drbdlinks....)?
> I *think* this would be the necessary directories:
> /etc/samba
> /var/cache/samba
> /var/lib/samba
> /var/log/samba
> /var/run/samba
> /var/spool/samba
Ok, nobody is complaining, so guess it's the right way ;)


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