RESOLVED: (sorta) Re: [Samba] Oplocks question

Toby Bluhm tkb at
Tue Jun 9 19:46:25 GMT 2009

Terry Haley wrote:
> Actually Dan that helps a lot. It tells me the amount of work and effort 
> it takes to bend this application in order to fit a mold it was not 
> intended for. In the end, I decided to bite the bullet and make my PDC 
> double as my primary file server. 45 mins of swapping an FC-nic, 
> remapping the lvm's and reconfiguring the smb.conf in order to make this 
> a non-issue and prevent more complexity proliferation is well worth it. 
> It's a shame it doesn't handle remote file systems more elegantly.

Here are the steps:

configure the 2nd samba server as a client, join it to the domain, add a 
dfs enabled share, dfs enable the PDC, create the filesystem link(s), done.

Should take 5 minutes.


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