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Re: Backup of the LDAP Database .. again !

On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 12:16:50PM +0100, Tadhg Crotty wrote:
> I looked in the archives for information related to the backup of the
> database.  It seems to me that the  best on-line backup solution
> available is to deploy a replicated slave - backup is performed by
> stopping the slave and running ldbmcat ....

How about a ldapsearch | gzip > baclup.ldif.gz ?

> Okay, this works but I am a little concerned about the impact of running
> two servers.  I recognise that LDAP is tailored towards reads as opposed
> to updates.  My application does have more reads but  there are a
> sizeable amount of updates aswell.  I am worried that the slave will
> steal too much of my resoures.  As of now, I do not have the luxury of
> deploying the slave one a separate box.
> Is this still the best solution ?
> Can slapd be temporarily put into 'read mode' (online) allowing me to
> perform a backup using ldbmcat  ?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>  -tadhg

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