[Samba] domain with a single dc

Admin(IT) admin at marche.be
Thu Aug 3 10:05:45 UTC 2023

Thanks a lot for your answers.

I understand and will follow your advice.



Le 03-08-23 à 11:36, Rowland Penny via samba a écrit :
> On 03/08/2023 09:17, Admin(IT) via samba wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I am new in this list and I thank you for your reactivity.
>> I would like to set up an infra samba 4 with only 1DC which will also 
>> be used as a file server.
>> I only have one lan with 300 users, a few apps including a mail 
>> server that authenticates on ldap.
>>   It is a virtual infra with backup of the whole vm every night.
>> I would like to keep an infra as simple as possible.
>>   The question is: is it a good idea to have only 1 DC which does all 
>> this?
>> Thank you for your answers
>> Philippe
> This is a very bad idea, if your DC goes down, you lose everything, 
> the more DC's the better.
> Using a DC as fileserver is possible, but it is so littered with 
> pitfalls that it is better to use a Unix domain member as the 
> fileserver. If there were only a few users, then it would be 
> manageable, but, in my view, 300 is not a few.
> Rowland


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