[Samba] automatic transfer or seize fsmo roles

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Oct 13 20:43:28 UTC 2020

On 13/10/2020 21:33, Dania Ramirez Moya via samba wrote:
>   Hello list:
> Sorry  for my ignorance but anyone could you tell me if is possible setting
> automatic transference or seize fsmo roles on samba4, to avoid manual
> action over server, such as HA, i mean in case that my fsmo role owner
> crash.
> Best regard.

I suppose anything is possible, but it would be fraught with dangers. 
You would have to set up a DC to watch the DC that holds all the FSMO 
roles and if it disappeared, seize the roles. However, what if someone 
unplugs the ethernet cable from the FSMO DC by accident and then 
realises this and plugs it back in again and by this time the other DC 
is starting to seize the roles ?

I personally would suggest getting a DC to email someone if the FSMO DC 
has a problem ;-)


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