(re)sharing an nfs-mounted folder with samba
what we do right now:
currently our workgroup runs 2 windoze servers as PDC / backup, tape-backups are made at some time by our current admin (not me).
unfortunately those machines have proven to be unreliable and the raid controllers (raid 1) are a
piece of ..... . Guess what happens when one disk goes bad... the almighty raid controller
happens to realize that the 2 disks don't match anymore and chooses to mirror the BAD data onto the good one ;-(
anyway, one benefit of working at university is having a quite potent data-center with climatized
server rooms + automatic backups. no more tape fiddling for us.
sadly I cannot make the staff of tha data-center run a samba server and maintain it for us.
what I like to do:
get THEM to create a BIG BIG folder for us, run automatic backups on that, and share it with NFS to us.
all OUR pdc (linux+samba) would have to do is mount that share with NFS and re-share it with samba to our windows clients.
I tried to simulate that with 2 linux boxes. Unfortunately I have not been able to
share a folder mounted with nfs - I know how to setup samba and nfs, but it seems
I just cannot share data that does not physically reside on server itself. on other words
I can't re-share a share.
( our clients <--> our pdc ) <--> ROUTERS <--> DATA-CENTER
any clues ?