[Samba] about samba failover

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Thu Jun 26 02:18:06 MDT 2014

Drbd does work for Samba3!
DFs in Samba does not replicate data. It just does something like, if server
X/share is not there use server Y/share.

Greetings Daniel

EDV Daniel Müller

Leitung EDV
Tropenklinik Paul-Lechler-Krankenhaus
Paul-Lechler-Str. 24
72076 Tübingen 
Tel.: 07071/206-463, Fax: 07071/206-499
eMail: mueller at tropenklinik.de
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Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
Auftrag von steve
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2014 10:12
An: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] about samba failover

On Thu, 2014-06-26 at 09:08 +1100, me at electronico.nc wrote:
> Hi all,
> As many of us, I'm trying to find a way to have a failover solution 
> for a Samba domain.
> The actual choice has been (because of hardware cost) to have only 1 
> physical xen-based server (ubuntu 14.04) that do (dom0) :
> - DHCP server (LAN)
> - NTP server
> - firewall
> - proxy
> - DNS server
> Then 4 VMs running for:
> - Samba Domain controller
> - Samba Domain member (file server)
> - Apache2 server
> - email server
> As all eggs are in the same basket (French talking), I've setup a 2nd 
> xen-based server that uses DRBD/Pacemaker to provide the basic dom0 
> functions.
> Now it's time about Samba ...
> ( I've read : https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Clustered_Samba )  From 
> other readings, it seems that GlusterFS is not actually a valid 
> solution (permissions troubles from Windows side).
> I was wondering if setting up Samba VMs that would use a RAID1 DRBD 
> network (RAID1 between xen-host1 and xen-host2) filesystem would be an 
> acceptable solution.
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
> Nicolas
Sorry that this is just a 'me too' but I've been trying to get information
on failover too. This may give you some ideas other than clustering as I
believe that drdb will not wor with samba.

Evidently dfs can be used for this. I know it works great on windows DCs and
file servers but try as I may, I cannot get a single answer from either the
cifs nor samba lists on anything t do with it on samba. Here is what I've
tried so far:



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