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RE: "Allow backup" extended operation

I think this is a bit of overkill. One of the reasons for developing back-bdb
was to have a backend that supports hot backups... Since this facility
exists, and back-ldbm is no longer getting any new features implemented, I
don't see any reason to do anything further.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
  http://www.symas.com               http://highlandsun.com/hyc
  Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Hallvard B Furuseth
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 8:38 AM
> To: openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> Subject: "Allow backup" extended operation
> I'd like to see an "Allow backup" extended operation, that is, an
> operation which flushes all changes out to the databases and freezes
> them so one can be sure to get a consistent and up-to-date
> backup.  I've
> seen someone say it's "probably" safe to backup the database
> if no write
> operations are in progress, or something like that, but that is a bit
> weak.