[Samba] Samba4 clustering

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Mon Mar 22 01:38:35 MDT 2010

If I understand it right, I do not have to cluster anything. I can run two or more samba4 DCs. If one fail the other will take over.
Or the other way, if two samba4 DCs own the same domain, ex. Test.local, they load balance the domain?

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Von: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 21. März 2010 08:54
An: mueller at tropenklinik.de
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Samba4 clustering

On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 14:53 +0100, Daniel Müller wrote:
> Hello,
> is there a way to cluster samba4 with ctdb?
> The old [global] parameters of samba3
> Will not work:
> Clustering=yes <--unknown with testparm Idmap backend= tdb2 <--unknown 
> with testparm

Samba4 does not support any clustered operation.  In it's primary role as an AD domain controller, this simply isn't needed - multiple DCs are expected. 

The fileserver could with work be clustered - indeed ctdb was first developed in Samba4 - but there is no work in this area at this time. 

Andrew Bartlett

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Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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