[Samba] DFS question
eric.peyremorte at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
Wed Jan 27 10:39:55 UTC 2021
I would like to use DFS (without replication) to make life easier to users, and making server migration easier (just need to change the targets).
I have two Windows 2019 DC.
I will have one Samba 4.9.5 fileserver as a domain member.
I will use a DFS name space \\ad.mydomain.com\DFSShare configured on Windows DC side, where the links to DFS shares will be.
Reading the samba wiki, it is said that on the member side i need the VFS object dfs_samba4.
Two questions :
- Do i need it if the samba server is just a target and doesn't hold the name space ?
- Can't find information on this vfs object : what is it doing exactly ?
[ https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Distributed_File_System_(DFS) | https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Distributed_File_System_(DFS) ]
Configure Member server DFS in Samba
Similar to above but required one additional setting in smb.conf the global option so it would be
host msdfs = yes
vfs object = dfs_samba4
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