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Re: [Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing




On 30 May 2018 at 10:21, Rowland Penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> On Wed, 30 May 2018 09:57:12 +0200
> Marco Gaiarin via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Mandi! Andrew Bartlett via samba
> >   In chel di` si favelave...
> >
> > > > So I take it from the above, that whilst it isn't a good idea to
> > > > use a DC as a fileserver if you have the resources, it will work
> > > > for a small office set up.
> > > Exactly.
> >
> > I add a magic word. 'Virtualization'. ;-)
> >
> > Even on smaller setup, instead of installing samba directly on bare
> > metal could be useful and not too much complicated installing a
> > virtualization system (Proxmox?) and fire up two VM, one as DC and one
> > as DM.
> >
>
> Lets be honest here, if you are in a small office and the computer you
> are planning to install Samba as a DC on, is capable of also running
> some form of VM with a fileserver in it, then it is also probably
> capable of just running the DC as a fileserver. Less to setup and
> maintain.
>
> Rowland
>
>
>
I'm still going to add containerization to the picture. Yes, more to setup
and (a bit) more to maintain but very soft on resources. And if your
directory/company gets bigger, it's as easy as 1-2-3 to just move the DC or
fileserver container to a bigger server, physical or virtual.

Viktor
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