SAMBA+ Container is a new way to use Samba as a file server: SerNet provides the Ubuntu container with SAMBA+ ready-to-use. The file server container introduces an easy to operate script called "csmb" – utilizing "csmb" ensures setting up a fileserver to be pretty simple and quick.
The SAMBA+ Fileserver Container is available in the SAMBA+ Shop as a subscription for 1 to 3 years. Subscriptions are managed via OPOSSO at https://oposso.samba.plus. Detailed instructions are featured in our How-to.
Advantages of SAMBA+ Container
The container comes with all the advantages that characterize SAMBA+ as well. In addition, the advantages of running Samba in a container are e.g.:
- fast deployment
- no installation of RPM or DEB packages necessary
- the operating system (Ubuntu) does not need to be maintained
- upgrades are pretty fast and simple
- the container can be easily ported to any other system
- upgrading can be done parallel to the existing system, easy fallback is possible
- SAMBA+ Container effectively saves time and costs
The container can be setup either as a standalone server (users are stored locally) or as a domain member server (being part of an existing domain).
To update the container or the Samba version, you just need to download the new version and re-create the container.
Support for SAMBA+ Container
Support can be added by buying support budgets or by signing a support contract with us. All issues regarding Samba, SAMBA+ and the SAMBA+ Container, i.e. configuration, installation, planning or operation, are covered. For any questions, please contact us at contact@ – we'll be happy to help. sernet.com
SAMBA+ Container for AD DC (coming soon)
Team Samba at SerNet is working on a dedicated container for Active Directory Domain Controllers which will be available soon. At the moment, the SAMBA+ Container is not made for AD DCs. Also print serving is currently not supported. Please contact us for detailed information about the current status of the development progress.
Buy and manage software subscriptions. SAMBA+ subscriptions are available for one, two and three years at the SAMBA+ shop.