Stand-alone use of the ctdb service has been deprecated

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 and later


  • I'd like to use systemd to manage my ctdb resource in a cluster environment. Is this a supported configuration?


As of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, customers are advised to use the ctdb clustered Samba service only under the following conditions:

  • The ctdb service is managed as a pacemaker resource with the resource-agent ctdb.
  • The ctdb service users storage volumes that contain either a GlusterFS filesystem provided by the Red Hat Gluster Storage product or a GFS2 filesystem.

The stand-alone use case of the ctdb service has been deprecated and will not be included in a next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For further information on support policies for Samba, see the Knowledgebase article Support Policies for RHEL Resilient Storage - ctdb General Policies.

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