[Samba] DFS Shares (Clustered)

Shaun Glass shaunglass at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 08:23:37 UTC 2019


As requested :

search our.domain.com
options rotate
options timeout:1

First DNS Server sits in original location, second is in location we
fail over to. As for handling remount ... just manually from command

If there is indeed a fix down the line we can wait. Our DR exercises
are normally twice a year and at least 6 months or more until then.



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 7:10 PM Aurélien Aptel <aaptel at suse.com> wrote:
> (re-sending to list with right address)
> Shaun Glass via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> writes:
> > Our DFS Shares come from a Windows cluster with 2 servers, each one in
> > a different location. When the server that we have active connections
> > to goes offline, the server has an issue connecting to the second
> > server. This even happens under a controlled shutdown and startup
> > situation.
> DFS failover support was added to cifs.ko in Linux v5.0 (and backported
> to SLE15-SP1, can't say for RHEL).
> It also requires a change in cifs-utils so that the cached DNS entries
> expire, released in cifs-utils v6.9 (unreleased yet).
> Cheers,
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