Join a Debian server to UCS domain


#1

Hi All,
I just install a new Debian 8 server and want to join it into UCS domain to be acted as a file server. How can I do it? I do not want to use UCS as file server because there are a lot of stuff which I do not need for a file server, for example: GUI, Firefox, etc…


#2

Hi,

you do not need to install the GUI and Firefox on UCS.

Using another OS for specific services is possible in general but you will loose some built-in functionality. A “file server” can be anything: SMB/CIFS, NFS, FTP, AFP…
Even the integration into UCS can be achieved in at least different ways: based on OpenLDAP or based on Samba 4.
One the conditions are known we may be able to provide further help for specific problems.

Best Regards,
Dirk Ahrnke


#3

[quote=“ahrnke”]Hi,

you do not need to install the GUI and Firefox on UCS.

Using another OS for specific services is possible in general but you will loose some built-in functionality. A “file server” can be anything: SMB/CIFS, NFS, FTP, AFP…
Even the integration into UCS can be achieved in at least different ways: based on OpenLDAP or based on Samba 4.
One the conditions are known we may be able to provide further help for specific problems.

Best Regards,
Dirk Ahrnke[/quote]
Thank you for your answer. I will try to use UCS without GUI as your suggestion and let you know the performance later.


#4

@ahrnke: It works perfectly with an UCS member server as file server :slight_smile: Do you have any suggestion for VSC (Volume Shadow Copy) service like “Previous Version” in Windows File Server? Because in fact, the end-users often delete or edit the documents in file server by mistake. Thanks


#5

Hi nasexp,
taka a look at the App Center and search for “Bareos”.
Here ist some documentation to your request:

Installing Bareos on Univention Corporate Server
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

Best Regards,
Oliver Kanzler


#6

It should be mentioned that Btrfs has, beside other functions, the ability to create snapshots.
But have no experience if and how this works with UCS.


#7

Hi nasexp,
please ignore my last post. The VSS-Support in Bareos is not available for Linux-versions.


#8

[quote=“ollikaa”]Hi nasexp,
please ignore my last post. The VSS-Support in Bareos is not available for Linux-versions.[/quote]
Thank you, bro. My solution now is 2 file server (based on UCS), the backup one will synchronize data from the master. If the master have the problem, I just need to change the host setting of “Share” on the UCS Master DC to the backup file server.

If anyone got a better like cluster for File Service on UCS environment, please share with us. Thanks


#9

@nasexp You have two file servers with separate storage? how are you do the sync?

Thanks


#10

[quote=“codedmind”]@nasexp You have two file servers with separate storage? how are you do the sync?

Thanks[/quote]
I use “rsync”