[Samba] SysVol questions

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Thu May 22 08:07:28 MDT 2014

On 5/22/2014 9:40 AM, Sven Schwedas wrote:
> On 2014-05-22 15:35, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> I'm a little confused about this thing called "SysVol". Reading up on
>> it, it appears a real important part of an AD, but I don't see how or
>> when it's created.
>> Can someone give me a clue as to when/how it's created? During the
>> provisioning, perhaps?
> It's done automatically during provisioning. You will need to set up
> replication for it, however.
>> Which brings me to wonder the following:
> Other shares are completely independent from SysVol and can be anywhere
> on your system.
Where on the system will sysvol be placed? Is it something in smb.conf 
that determines this?

We have two identical servers. Each will be a mirror of the other and 
I'm hoping that when one isn't available for whatever reason, the other 
will take over. I think I understand that everything but sysvol can be 
replicated, and that sysvol will need an rsync-type copy to be replicated.

These two servers will be the only servers involved in the Samba/Domain 
system. The impression I get, though, from most things I read is that 
the AD should be on another third machine.

Thanks for the reply.

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