[Samba] samba GPFS and HSM?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Jun 5 09:08:03 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 05:27:43PM +1000, e.koutsandreou at optusnet.com.au wrote:
> I was wondering if any of you may be able to point me in the right direction.
> I am in the process of designing a fairly large fileserver
> solution in an MS Active directory environment.
> I have setup and tested ctdb samba, however, after several
> discussions with a couple of my colleagues, i am now
> considering a more vanilla flavour of samba.  The key
> features the solution requires are:
> ?	CIFS protocol (with the best ntfs ACL support possible)
> ?	GPFS (for many terabytes of data)
> ?	HSM (specifically TSM)
> Questions:
> 1.  Does the samba version provided in the RHEL5 distro support migrated files (TSM HSM) and GPFS?
> 2.  Do the latest releases of samba (source code) support my requirements?
>      - and, what options should be included when compiling from source?
> 3.  Or should i just stick with CTDB samba?
> Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated

You should really contact the Mainz FSCC team for
information about this. samba/ctdb/gpfs/tsm & friends are
developed and tested in that combination there.


P.S: I hope this is not taken as an abuse of this list for
advertising, but you're really trying to combine Samba with
deeply integrated IBM products :-)
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