[Samba] horizontal fragmentation?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jun 18 08:22:26 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-06-14 at 14:56 -0400, Felipe_G0NZÁLEZ_SANTIAG0 wrote:
> Hello, 
> is it possible to apply a strategy of horizontal fragmentation into
> the Active Directory? 
> I mean, to store some amount of data in another DC, for example when
> the first DC is "full" 
> Any idea? 

Not really - except when we get trusted domains working properly, but
even then we will need a GC with all the objects.

However, I have good news.  My team at Catalyst have been taking on
some of the silly limitations in our AD DC, with remarkable success.

For example, we have significantly reduced the time it takes to export
and import large numbers of linked attributes, just by applying the
linux perf tool to an extreme example.  

I can't give exact numbers (we will hopefully calculate these later),
but I expect Samba 4.5 to scale much better than previous releases,
based on the success of our quick wins so far, let alone any larger re
-work we might manage in the next month. 

The great thing is that Samba's AD DC has gone past the 'does it work'
stage, and is now at the 'please make it work faster' stage. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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