[Samba] Is CIFS HA Aware ?

Aurélien Aptel aaptel at suse.com
Tue Sep 11 16:57:07 UTC 2018

Shaun Glass via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> writes:
> We use a lot of DFS Shares (Windows) across our Linux Servers. The DFS
> Shares are setup in a Cluster. Over the weekend we did a DR excercise which
> included shutting down one of the Servers that hosted the DFS Shares.
> What we found is that any Linux Server that had associated itself with the
> DFS Server that was shutdown did not try and connect to the remaining
> Server that was up.
> Is this expected or have we not setup our Linux servers correctly to be
> aware that there is alternate server should the one fail ?

Yes this is not implemented yet but it's being worked on.

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