[Samba] SysVol questions

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Thu May 22 08:13:41 MDT 2014

On 2014-05-22 16:07, Steve Campbell wrote:
> Where on the system will sysvol be placed? Is it something in smb.conf
> that determines this?

It's inside /var/lib/samba. I'm not sure how you can change this
directory (compile-time option? There's nothing in the smb.conf).

> 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.

Yes. We're using lsyncd for this.

> 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.

Not quite. The Domain Controller_s_ shouldn't serve any other role. You
can (and should) have redundant DCs, but file shares etc. pp. should be
provided by (equally redundant) member servers (both for security
reasons, and because the DC code of samba has a lot of rough edges for
those use-cases, e.g. an incomplete winbind implementation).

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas
TAO Beratungs- und Management GmbH | Lendplatz 45 | A - 8020 Graz
Mail/XMPP: sven.schwedas at tao.at | +43 (0)680 301 7167

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