[Samba] samba GPFS and HSM?

Evan Koutsandreou e.koutsandreou at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jun 5 09:48:26 GMT 2008

Hi Volker,

I hope my questions aren't seen as abuse.  I am mentioning those products
specifically because the client already makes use of them in production.

I'll keep specific product names out of my future e-mails.  Sorry I'm new to
the samba list


-----Original Message-----
From: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
Sent: Thursday, 5 June 2008 7:08 PM
To: e.koutsandreou at optusnet.com.au
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] samba GPFS and HSM?

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 05:27:43PM +1000, e.koutsandreou at optusnet.com.au
> I was wondering if any of you may be able to point me in the right
> 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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