[Samba] Syncing Sysvol

Joachim Lindenberg samba at lindenberg.one
Wed Jul 17 11:01:42 UTC 2019

Full syncs at startup only will not be sufficient due to potential network outages. In essence, using notifications between hosts is reinventing the wheel as you have to support outages and thus push asynchronously – like replication. Instead think about replicating a change indicator as an AD attribute (may be a  TXT record in DNS) as then you can reuse existing infrastructure. Then only the PDC needs to listen (or detect changes of sysvol somehow), update the indicator, all non PDCs only need to monitor for that locally and pull…

Still wondering why.. sysvol is usually small and changes are infrequent, therefore I ´d be fine with just periodic syncs.

Regards, Joachim


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