[Samba] Is building a load balance setup like this workable?
jax at nwmt.us
Sun May 31 05:28:50 GMT 2009
Okay, before anything else, all I'm using samba for is a "Windows
looking" frontend to cups. Eg, so the users don't know I'm getting rid
of the windows 2003 printserver and replacing it with a pair of linux
I'd like to have 2 (or 3) printservers, all the same build of linux
(debian), cloned, etc.
users will be able to go to \\printserver and it'll pull up one of
10.6.0.19, 10.6.0.20, etc.
Right now this works fine. I've been serving over 505 printers on this
now for 6 months and it's a good thing. The issue I have is growing
this to more than two servers - what if I want to have 5 servers, etc.
So, to my way of thinking, I'll have an nfs mount that is shared amongst
all the servers - /var/cache/samba, /etc/samba, /etc/cups,
/var/lib/samba, etc - whatever it is that samba changes.
Now... I'm guessing I'll need a filesystem able to deal with multiple
servers using that mount as r/w, so maybe it'll be an iscsi mount with
the right fs.
Anyway, what I'm after is to make changes to one server and have it
propagate to all servers. i'm not concerned if I need to have a
"special" server that I make the changes to, or if it's just that I can
make changes to any in the"cluster". i'm hesitant to actually call this
a cluster as I'm not quite sure it's what I'm after.
anyway, anyone have suggestions for how to get this done?
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