[Samba] Re: Looking for a set of definitive answers (long)

Avery Payne apayne at pcfruit.com
Thu May 22 19:49:48 GMT 2008

On Thu, 22 May 2008 10:59:08 +0200, Chris Osicki wrote:

> On Wed, 21 May 2008 18:47:52 +0000 (UTC) Avery Payne
> <apayne at pcfruit.com> wrote:
>> Question:
>> We recently moved to a Samba-based file server, which holds mission-
>> critical data on it (.dbf files used by our Accounting software, etc.)
>> The goal was to create a file server that had excellent performance
>> while providing Volume Management, but we felt that something like
>> Veritas was overkill for our needs.
>> Design Goals:
>> - Redundant Hardware
>> - Manual Failover (this was an acceptable solution)
> [snip]

> As for the winbind and tdb files: if you fail over to the standby server
> you don't have your SID to UID/GID mappings anymore, unless you copy
> then somehow over.
They "float on a liferaft" that is an LVM partition.  The tdb's are 
backed up nightly and placed in the partition.  Should the server fail, 
the tdb's are restored and the smb.conf modified...

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