[Samba] horizontal fragmentation?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Jun 16 06:31:30 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:58:05PM +0200, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Am 15.06.2016 um 22:05 schrieb Felipe_G0NZÁLEZ_SANTIAG0:
> > I'm referring to divide/fragment de Database AD (if possible).
> > Trying to store a set of Data in a DC and another set
> > of data in other DC... something like this. I ask that,
> > because I've been asked for a strategy or mechanism
> > related to the scalability which based on the
> > horizontal fragmentation of AD. Then, Does AD
> > have some type of mechanism for supporting
> > the horizontal fragmentation?
> You can't have e. g. 50% of the users on one DC and the other 50% on a
> different one. All data in an AD is is replicated to all other DCs.
> The AD consists of partitions. Depending on the DC's configuration, it
> may happen, that e. g. a DC doesn't have the application partition,
> where the DNS stuff is located, if no DNS server is configured on a DC.
> However I don't know if Samba always replicates all partitions to all
> DCs. I guess Andrew can tell us this.
> But I think what you are trying to achieve, is not possible with an AD.

The only way around this is a trust relationship. Not fully there yet,
but eventually it will be.


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