[Samba] AD DC and Fileserver
abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 29 04:10:56 UTC 2017
On Tue, 2017-08-29 at 00:06 -0300, Flávio Silveira via samba wrote:
> Hi Andrew, thanks for your quick reply!
> On 28/08/2017 21:32, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Mon, 2017-08-28 at 21:01 -0300, Flávio Silveira via samba wrote:
> > > Good evening,
> > >
> > > Sorry if this question is too dumb, but is it possible to
> > > configure
> > > an AD and Fileserver using the same Samba (or server) or they
> > > need to
> > > be
> > > two separate thing?
> > We suggest separating them, because having them on the same server
> > implies you only have one AD DC, and that isn't a good idea.
> Giving my first question you may know I am a novice in regards to
> I've only ran Samba as workgroup and simple file server. I guess
> suggestion applies to any network, no matter what size, right?
> my network doesn't have more than 30 clients.
One of the reasons I suggest it is that if you ever get DB corruption,
which is very rare, it doesn't tend to replicate. It also means you
can upgrade without disrupting clients.
> > Additionally, folks often wish to upgrade the AD DC on a different
> > schedule to the file server. I'm sure others will pile on with the
> > other various reasons, but this is the core of it.
> Makes sense to have a spare DC and/or file server, can it be a
> VM for example?
Yes, that is fine. Naturally, a larger organisation would spread it
out over more hardware, but you will know what makes sense at your
> If it matters, I will be using KVM, which seems to be as
> close to a real machine as possible.
That should be fine. Just remember to keep taking backups with the
samba_backup script also.
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