[Samba] Domain DFS on samba 4

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Mon Nov 5 01:06:35 MST 2012

For data replication just use glusterd/glusterfs. This would do the job .
Running for me without trouble.


EDV Daniel Müller

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Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
Auftrag von Ludovic Rouse-Lamarre
Gesendet: Samstag, 3. November 2012 21:56
An: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Domain DFS on samba 4

On 2012-10-28 13:01, Robert Schetterer wrote:
> To set up a load-balancing Dfs share, create the symbolic link like this:
>      # ln -s 'msdfs:toltec\data,msdfs:mixtec\data' lb-data
Ok well anyway it seems samba DFS doesn't include data replication. I have
been looking around and I think maybe the Unison project would do the job
for us. In response to AB, if possible we prefer to avoid the latency
penalty for everyone.

I have reconsidered using domain DFS. I think a stand-alone DFS root would
be sufficient. I am interested in setting up a load-balancing Dfs share but
I need clarifications regarding the selection process.

Let's say I define my load balancing share like this:
ln -s 'msdfs:serverindatacenter\data,msdfs:nasinremoteoffice\data' lb-data

If both shares specified in the load balancing Dfs share are available, can
I be sure the clients in our remote office will always be accessing their
own NAS rather than the server available over the WAN? In other words is it
possible they will connect to the server available with a higher latency or
can I be sure they will always connect to the server directly on the LAN?
Please take note the remote office is connected to the central server
through a VPN.

Ludovic Rouse-Lamarre, ing. jr
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ludovic.rouse-lamarre at xyzcivitas.com

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Montréal, Québec, H4C 2C7

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