[Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed May 30 08:52:08 UTC 2018

On Wed, 30 May 2018 10:36:56 +0200
"L.P.H. van Belle via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> In responce to Rowland. 
> >Lets be honest here, if you are in a small office and the computer
> >you are planning to install Samba as a DC on, is capable of also
> >running some form of VM with a fileserver in it, then it is also
> >probably capable of just running the DC as a fileserver. Less to
> >setup and maintain.
> >
> >Rowland
> No, imo, a bit wrong thinking here, this all depends on the amount of
> users and how samba is used. 

Well of course, if you have hundreds of users then you wouldn't use a
DC as a fileserver, but then it wouldn't be a small office ;-)

>A one server setup as DC + file server is more risk, more stress...

Life is a risk....

>What often happens is that due to that, its less maintained, which
>make any next update harder.. Just because people are more scared to

No, from my experience, it is more of 'it isn't broken, so do not fix
it', which goes on right up to when it does break and it is usually
management that stops any updates because it will cost ;-)

> Why do you think i have 15+ servers running, and most only do 1
> thing. Being file server or proxy of sql, antispam, mail, ... server
> etc. 

You seem to be very lucky, there are places that struggle to get one

> But again my thoughts here.. 
> Greetz, 
> Louis

Yes thoughts always welcome ;-)


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