[Samba] samba4 AD controller, production

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Fri Dec 10 10:11:16 MST 2010

On 04/12/2010 19:52, Yassen Damyanov wrote:
> Hello, list,
> Anyone running a recent version of samba4 as the only one AD controller in the domain, *in production*? If so, what is your overall experience?
> I am going to make such an install for a site with some 50 users (and frankly speaking, I am frightened ... so give me some courage!)
Running samba4 in production for nearly 3 years now, no big big problem 
(well a couple of quite annoying bugs in the first 6 months, but since 
then it's quite smooth).

Do a daily backup of your samba provision (use 
scripting/bin/samba_backup) and put a script to monitor the state of 
samba4's ldap (ie:

  while true; do
ldbsearch -H ldap://localhost '(samaccountname=administrator)'
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
sleep 60

As for the moment we only start 1 ldap task if the samba process which 
is holding this task is killed (because of segfault) you'll find 
yourself without ldap which is not very a good thing ...


Matthieu Patou
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