Chapter 8. Implementing a Highly Available Distributed File Server

This chapter, with a more advanced focus, deals with high availability for the file server role in Samba 4 deployments. The objective of this chapter is to show how to implement a highly available file server using Samba 4 and software such as Clustered Trivial Database (CTDB) and the GlusterFS distributed filesystem.

The user will be instructed to implement this solution through step-by-step command-line examples, touching some of the many concepts involved and covering the following topics:

  • Preparing the Debian GNU/Linux environment
  • Configuring GlusterFS
  • Integrating CTDB [43], GlusterFS, and the Samba 4 Server
  • Executing some tests and validations on the highly available distributed ...

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