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Old 01-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Question To synchronize multiple samba server in different sites (e.g. kansas, new york)

Hi guys,

Is it possible or do you have any ideas to have a ubuntu samba servers to synchronize it in different sites with samba servers (e.g. kansas, new york, washington).

Currently we have 3 samba server from different sites but we want to make sure that we synchronize files via vpn (eg. doc and xls files).

Thank you and best regards,

Old 01-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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The normal passdb back-end that Samba uses doesn't replicate well (if at all,) so some form of database that does replicate well is essential to having a multi-site distributed Samba deployment. For a set of detailed instructions (almost a complete walkthrough) go to the Samba site. In their docs they have a Samba guide that is setup "By Example" that will show you exactly how to do what you are asking to do. Make sure you take the time to go through all the information so that you understand what you are doing, so you can know where to look if something goes wrong (God forbid!)

I hope this helps. Samba can be real simple, once you know the specifics (just like everything else in the *nix world.)
Old 01-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Thank you for the promptly reply. Checking the site now.
Old 02-12-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
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Post Checking for alternatives:

I'm also checking if the list below will be useful:
* OpenGFS
* Lustre
* GlusterFS
* Moose


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