[Samba] Container setup?

Goetz, Patrick G pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Wed Jul 10 16:31:24 UTC 2019

On 7/10/19 11:13 AM, Joachim Lindenberg via samba wrote:
> I am not really happy with LXD, exactly for the reason Stéphane gives in
> https://stgraber.org/2016/03/11/lxd-2-0-introduction-to-lxd-112/ "How does LXD relate to Docker/Rkt?"... what I really like about docker and docker-compose is, that it encourages to separate code from data and configuration, whereas with LXD you end up with the usual mix in your file system 
I would think this explanation:

"LXD focuses on system containers, also called infrastructure 
containers. That is, a LXD container runs a full Linux system, exactly 
as it would be when run on metal or in a VM.

Those containers will typically be long running and based on a clean 
distribution image. Traditional configuration management tools and 
deployment tools can be used with LXD containers exactly as you would 
use them for a VM, cloud instance or physical machine.

In contrast, Docker focuses on ephemeral, stateless, minimal containers 
that won’t typically get upgraded or re-configured but instead just be 
replaced entirely. That makes Docker and similar projects much closer to 
a software distribution mechanism than a machine management tool."

Would make LXD exactly appropriate for an always on Samba AD domain 

Regarding data, it's pretty easy to mount a file system into a 
container, or just maintain the separation the same way you do on bare 

Anyway, whatever works for you.

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