Clustered Samba for GFS2
Support for active-active samba sharing over GFS2 using CTDB.
- Name: Abhijith Das
- email: email@example.com
- Targeted release: Fedora 12
- Last updated: 7/20/2009
- Percentage of completion: 70%
With the availability of a clustered database (CTDB) for Samba, multiple instances of smbd across different nodes of a cluster are able to share state. It is now possible to share the same directory in a clustered GFS2 filesystem via Samba+CTDB from all the nodes of a cluster to facilitate Active/Active Samba sharing.
Benefit to Fedora
Active/Active sharing of Samba services was not possible over GFS2 (or any other clustered filesystem) before this feature was implemented. With this it's possible now.