[Samba] PDC and BDC... what about de shared folders??

Mike Brady mike.brady at devnull.net.nz
Fri Mar 11 14:58:21 MST 2011

Quoting Bayardo Rivas - Open Soluciones <bayardo.rivas at opensoluciones.com>:

> Hi,
> i am new in the mailing list. I am trying to figure out my  
> configuration. I have a Samba server authenticating with  
> /etc/passwd. We are planing to move to LDAP and install a BDC  
> server. The information I
> found googleing is always related to BDC as a backup for  
> authentication but, I am not clear about the files stored in shared  
> folders.
> I am reading (everybody recomend it) this book and the number 5  
> specific chapter  
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/samba-bdc.html
> As said, I am not sure how to give access to the shared folders  
> (stored in PDC) when it fails, because I suppose that users will  
> authenticate with the BDC server, and What about the shared  
> folders?? Do I have to
> sync this folders and add in the configuration of BDC the shared folders??
> Thanks for your help.
> Bayardo.
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Yes you will have to sync the folders and add them to the BDC  
configuration when they are needed.  I also suggest having a look at  
using a netbios alias and/or DFS to make the failover easer on your  


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