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RE: slurpd vs single data store

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of David Koopman

> I am debating whether to use slurpd to replicate a
> database for redundancy or to run two openLDAP server
> machines, both sharing a mount on the NFS to the same
> data store directory.  Are there known problems with
> doing this?  I would prefer to share the same data
> with both servers through the NFS, but I wonder if
> they will have problems locking files and crashing
> into each other. Any thoughts are much appreciated, I
> cannot seem to find any answers or discussions along
> these lines.

In general, a single slapd requires exclusive access to its database files.
In particular, sharing across NFS is guaranteed to corrupt the database.
And by the way, this msg does not belong on -devel.

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