[Samba] Distributed Setup Suggestions

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Jul 10 16:10:25 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 02:10:40AM -0400, Bill Baird wrote:
> - I have been trying to figure out a way to have Samba servers in each
> office that would mount remote servers/folders via NFS. This would provide
> access from the local server with hopefully better speeds for remote files
> (NFS is my experience has been much faster over WAN links). But I'm not sure
> how file locking will work. From searching, it seems that samba/nfs locking
> isn't reliable. What is the current status of this? I also saw in Samba 3.2,
> the CTDB project is becoming more mature. Would this be a possibility? Or is
> that really only for clusters on a fast local network?

Re-exporting via NFS works, but not for a multiple-node site sharing
the same data. 

> - There is MS DFS, but we really don't want to implement MS servers.

Samba supports MS-DFS. Whatever you want to build with MS-DFS you
can build with Samba servers.


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