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Re: Sync replication failure during startup.

On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 07:14 -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
> Stelios Grigoriadis wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 13:44 -0700, William R. Somsky wrote:
> >> I've had a similar problem here.  I don't really have much to 
> >> add in the way of info for tracking it down, but here is an
> >> additional question:
> >>
> >> Once a replica server gets out of sync w/ the master in this way,
> >> how does one get the replica back in sync?  I've not been able
> >> to figure that out, short of deleting the entire database on 
> >> the replica and rebuilding it from scratch, which can take a
> >> very long time.
> IMO it's not worth answering this question until you know why things got out of 
> sync in the first place.
> > To my knowledge, you can't. Since the replica contextCSN is
> > timestamped at a later time than the out-of-sync entries,
> > they can't be synced.
> You obviously haven't read the slapd(8) manpage carefully enough. See the "-c" option.

No I didn't, my bad. And it works like a charm. 

Some additional info. It seems to me that it is easier to reproduce this
problem with the current stable version than the previous one (2.3.32).